Fashion shows, at their worst, are a slog, particularly if the runway is lackluster. What “they” (The Man) don’t tell you so much is that getting to and from a fashion show is often much longer and more complicated than the actual show, never mind actually getting inside and finding your seat amid a scrum of people and paparazzi pushing you aside to shoot the obligatory FROWing celebrities. Add the baditutes and thirst of attendees to the excitement of seeing a runway show that usually lasts for about 15 minutes, and it can really kill your excitement. If the fashion sucks, too? Forget it.

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At their best, fashion shows are fucking art. The ease of the internet and social media has made it so I never feel desperately sad if I miss a show I’m not covering for work, but today that changed unequivocally after I watched Anya Hindemarch’s Fall 2017 show, which she presented in London last week. Models in fur cossack caps, sandals and schoolgirl capes traipsed down a geometric mountain like well-appointed lemmings while a sneaky string section soundtracked their geometric runway walk. The set, so looming and thought-out, reminded me of another memorable experience I didn’t happen to miss—Kanye West’s Yeezus tour, which had a similar imposing cascade and impact. Was this Hindemarch’s funny little ode to the Himalayas, or simply an occasion to present some time-based art? Well, it was Swedish folk art, according to Vogue, and a beautiful little jaunt at that. Sad to miss it!