14/08/2014 16:39 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Paris Couture Week Spring/Summer 2014: 20 Incredible Pictures

The haute couture Spring/Summer 2014 shows were completely standout in that couldn't-be-more-stunning kind of way.

From Christian Dior's gauzy texture play to Chanel's kicks and Valentino's enchanted menagerie - the line up was pure luxe, glamour and ethereal elegance with a modern twist.

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 23:  Tamara Ralph, Michael Russo and the models pose backstage at the end to the Ralph & Russo show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Spring/Summer 2014 on January 23, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)

Couture has upped it's game - it's gorgeous as ever, but this season showcased a definite edginess and relevance. Models mixed in metallics, asymmetric minis and knee-pads, there was Sonic-like hair, there was fluoro makeup, masks and tattoo-esque tops.

Here's 20 INCREDIBLE pictures to round up a tres, tres cool week of couture: