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Glenn Martens’ topsy-turvy Diesel debut, and more fashion news you missed

Travis Scott designed a collection with Dior and Telfar has another collaboration on the way

This week Glenn Martens – of bonkers Belgian label Y/Project – presented his debut collection as creative director of Diesel to the rapturous applause (read: clicking, liking, swiping in silence) of fashion fans and old denimheads alike. In a film shot by Londoner Frank Lebon, Martens put forward 80 looks, each one as experimental, off-kilter, and twisted as the last.

There were quilted, floor length denim coats, thrifted-looking jackets belted across models’ hips like jaunty skirts, acid wash trompe l'oeil jeggings, stone wash, embossed nu-rave pants, and absolutely everything in between. The piece that caught everybody’s attention, though, was a pair of baggy jean-boots (shoes that were literally a pair of jeans) as worn by Martens’ redheaded protagonist. FYI, Saint Laurent also turned out a skinnier pair of jean-boots as part of its Pre-Fall collection, so maybe it’s a thing now? 

Also working to this week’s freaky fashion agenda was Fendi who sent out crop-top suiting and Prada, who showed granny-patterned skorts, before Burberry and Louis Vuitton presented their own collections of mashed-up rave-wear. Then, Telfar was announced as the designer for the Liberian Olympics uniform and Balenciaga unveiled a collaboration with Ru Paul. In other drag race news, Bimini Bon Boulash and Tayce fronted Richard Quinn’s return to fashion week, while Dua Lipa was unveiled as the new face of Versace

Scroll down to watch the Diesel presentation, and click through the gallery below to see the rest of the fashion news you may have missed this week.