Shouldn’t we have grown out of fairy stories? These ancient old wives’ tales have become so Disney-fied, so caricatured and so subverted over the years that it seems impossible they could still hold any sway today. And yet here we are, well into the 21st century’s teenage years, in a world that resembles science fiction more and more each day. We remain irresistibly drawn to fairytales. Whether on film (Maleficent; Mirror Mirror; Black Swan) or television (Once Upon a Time; Grimm), they continue to haunt the dark corners of our imagination. That’s nowhere more true than in fashion, where this autumn/winter season saw a flood of collections filled with otherworldly romance.