When I attended London Fashion Week for the first time three years ago, I left a note for myself in my iPad before flying home, reminding me not to take fashion so seriously.
After getting caught up in a PHYSICAL CRUSH outside of one over-subscribed show, and being 'scooched' out of the way by Made In Chelsea stars making their way to the FROW at another, I was left distinctly disillusioned by the whole experience.
So, while I walked away disappointed, I did learn something really important about the fashion industry: sometimes, you can't take it seriously and it's better off to just have a bit of craic.
I was reminded of this as I watched models wearing what appeared to be swimming hats and crystal elf-ears, strutting down John Galliano's catwalk at the Maison Margiela showcase, at Paris Fashion Week. Yep, that actually happened.
So, in tribute to some of the truly ridiculous Fashion Week looks of the season, I decided to recreate some of my personal faves – and I think it's clear I won't be road-testing them in public anytime soon.
Fendi’s metallic lip
This didn't actually turn out as badly as I thought it would – it looks fab, but I can't imagine it would withstand Thursday night cocktails with the girls. I'll leave this one to Gigi and Bella.
Thom Browne's 'bonnet'
Thom referred to it as a bonnet; I'm calling it for what it actually is: a shower cap. In the words of Simon Cowell, it's a no from me.
Céline's mismatched boots
Look, I'm all for breaking the mould, but I couldn't even walk straight in this look. While the real deal might work (think Sabrina, The Teenage Witch's Libby in those mismatched knee-socks), the DIY version just ain't cutting it.
Vetements' sleeves over hands
This one has been knocking around for a few months now, and the street style stars were all over it this season. Funny, I didn't catch sight of any of them holding a Starbucks while rocking the look – probably because that would be IMPOSSIBLE!
Versace's boob belt
Coco Chanel famously once said that before a lady leaves the house, she should look in the mirror and remove one accessory; three guesses as to which piece I'll be choosing!
Don’t get me wrong, I adore fashion and get WAAAY too excited about the bi-annual Fashion Month showcase; but, like anything else in life, sometimes we need to look at the funny side. Plus, embracing the ridiculous can actually be a liberating exercise!
I guess this means 'shower cap chic' is a thing now, right?