In a true fashion fable, three of the world's biggest labels bid adieu to Paris Fashion Week in a spectacular finale

It's always fitting that Chanel is one of the last to show at Paris Fashion Week. Karl kicked it off by doing what he does best: looking to the future. As we prepare for moon travelling and explore other signs of planetary life, why not stage a giant spaceship in the middle of the Grand Palais? Only Chanel could execute a space-age collection as breathtaking as this one...

At Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada decked out her runway in purple carpeting - creating a decadent, kitschy homage to glamorous decades past. From shag fur coats of the '70s to sexy slips of the '20s and embellished '80s power shoulder evening gowns - A/W '17 was as colour-soaked as it was eccentric.

Finally, Nicolas Ghesquière moved away from the '80s influences of S/S '17 and embraced a kind of luxe urban nomad. Setting his show inside the iconic glass pyramid of the Louvre, he referenced a new global frontier and a world without borders. Within this, he imagined a woman who pairs fur with leather, silk with tweed and is comfortable wearing a patchworked lace and silk slip dress as eveningwear. In other words, he created chic, effortless citywear for the modern traveller.

Au revoir PFW: we have liftoff!