Beautiful or bizarre? Fashion designers are pushing the limits of showmanship


In the recent Viktor & Rolf couture show, a number of models were seen "wearing" their dresses sideways or upside down. Photo: AFP

Runway presentations are not called “shows” for nothing. With the aim to impress, designers often up the wow factor with some of the most out-there designs.

It is not just the clothes that can turn heads too. There are even the occasional theatrical elements added in for good measure.

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