Not since Joan Collins paraded around 'Dynasty' (for those of you old enough to remember!) have over-the-top shoulders dominated women's fashion as prominently as they do now. 

Sporting structural elements to rival those of a footballer’s protective pads, these creations showcase the wide range of inspiration that sports safety gear can provide.

Shown in the gallery are images assembled by Trend de la Creme of Armand Basi One, Louise Goldin, Igor Chapurin, John Paul Gaultier, Trista, Dolce and Gabbana, Babara Bui, Frankie Morello, and Alexandre Herchcovitch.