By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Platinum grey: Models sashay down the catwalk in Madrid, wearing a design from the autumn/winter season from Maria Barros
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.
Silver foxes: The models show off their sleek, grey tresses at the Madrid Mercedes Benz Fashion week
Impact: Maria Barros unveiled her autumn/winter 2012-2013 collection with stunning designs and silver hair
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.
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
Dramatic: Bold black was teamed with gold (left) as this red, floor-length gown, made a startling impact
The designer used materials such as wool and silk in neutral colours and made bold statements in burgundy