Fashion week formulas

We decode the numbers behind our favourite shows from New York, London, Milan and Paris

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Rick Owens flew step dancers from Washington DC, Philadelphia and New York for his Paris show Claude d'Avoine

Every day this week, we will be breaking down the womenswear SS14 collections through a series of retrospective articles. From our top ten soundtracks to our five-point guide to fashion week selfies, follow #afterthestorm for the Dazed fashion team's take on the new collections.

Numbers, numbers, numbers – from the number of hours it took to glue Swarovski crystals to each Givenchy model's face to the number of times a dancer stomped the floor at Rick Owens' revolutionary collection, New York, London, Milan and Paris was all about figures, stats, and unlikely relationships.

What links J.W. Anderson's light-as-air collection to the blistering temperatures in London this summer? What did each spin of Marc Jacobs' carousel, an SS12 relic re-imagined in black, signify about his final collection for Louis Vuitton? And just how many times did Drake and Migos give shoutouts to Versace on Donatella's SS14 soundtrack?

Here are ten of our favourite shows from the past month, recalibrated to highlight the improbable affinities between designer and collection, audience and model. 

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