Madrid Fashion Week: Models step out on the catwalk with grey hair in Maria Barros show

Tressed to impress: Models strut their stuff on the catwalk… with GREY hair during Madrid Fashion Week

It could be seen as representing the age of austerity Europe is currently entering. Or it could be a homage to the older generations.

Either way, the models unveiling the latest Maria Barros designs made a dramatic impact when they took to the catwalk at Madrid Fashion Week – all of them sporting sleek grey hairstyles.

The silver-haired foxes were certainly tressed to impress as they sashayed down the runway in Barros's autumn/winter collection in the Spanish city.

Platinum grey: A mode sashays down the catwalk in a design from the autumn/winter season from Maria Barros

Platinum grey: A mode sashays down the catwalk in a design from the autumn/winter season from Maria Barros

Platinum grey: Models sashay down the catwalk in Madrid, wearing a design from the autumn/winter season from Maria Barros

Silver foxes: The models show off their sleek, grey tresses at the Madrid Mercedes Benz Fashion week

Silver foxes: The models show off their sleek, grey tresses at the Madrid Mercedes Benz Fashion week

A model displays an Autumn/Winter design by Maria Barros during the Madrid's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

A model displays an Autumn/Winter design by Maria Barros during the Madrid's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Impact: Maria Barros unveiled her autumn/winter 2012-2013 collection with stunning designs and silver hair

A model displays an Autumn/Winter design by Maria Barros during the Madrid's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Old and new: The grey look could be a homage to older generations… or a nod to austerity

The grey wigs and clean make-up appear to represent a new creative stage of Barros as she revealed her 2012/2013 collection.

Using materials such as wool and silk in neutral colours, shades of white,
black or grey gave way to greens and burgundy – with some featuring a
splash of gold.

Barros said: 'Through this collection i tell a story, my story, my world.'

She is not the first designer to use grey-haired models. In 2010 Calvin Klein unveiled his collection with silver-haired models – praised and criticised in equal measure for attempting to break the 'last taboo' of women's fashion.

A model walks the runway in the Maria Barros fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid Autumn/Winter 2012

A model walks the runway in the Maria Barros fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid Autumn/Winter 2012

The grey wigs and clean make-up appear to represent a new creative stage in Barros's designs

Taking her bow: Designer Maria Barros takes to the stage following the unveiling of her latest collection

Taking her bow: Designer Maria Barros takes to the stage following the unveiling of her latest collection

A model walks the runway in the Maria Barros fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid Autumn/Winter 2012

A model walks the runway in the Maria Barros fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid Autumn/Winter 2012

Dramatic: Bold black was teamed with gold (left) as this red, floor-length gown, made a startling impact

A model walks the runway in the Maria Barros fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid Autumn/Winter 2012

A model walks the runway in the Maria Barros fashion show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid Autumn/Winter 2012

The designer used materials such as wool and silk in neutral colours and made bold statements in burgundy