Snakes as accessories ?

The fifth installment of the Global Fashion Festival took place this last weekend, and fashion fans were given more than they bargained for with some interesting additions to the catwalk.

German designer,Torsten Amft accessorised his models with none other than constrictor snakes. Twenty international fashion designers and labels were on show from Austria, Poland, Switzerland and the Ukraine, as well as German designers from Hamburg and Berlin. in the "Global Fashion Berlin", largest European open air fashion show, at Wittenbergplatz near Kurfuerstendamm.

The fashion show is accompanied by a multi-coloured street festival, as well as the Glamour Stiletto Run, which was held on Saturday, with 100 woman running in their high heels doing a 100 metre distance to win a shopping voucher.

A Gala show including a buffet and an after show party at Maxxim on Saturday evening was also a highlight of this event, supported by Berlin`s mayor Klaus Wowereit.