Designers including Karl Lagerfeld for Fendi and Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton presented re-interpretations of the dirndl, German women's traditional dress.

Master of the red carpet Oscar de la Renta showed a very colorful one worn over a white shirt dress, and even paired it with the typical round braid.

Following this first New York sighting of the hitherto backward-deemed outfit, Karl Lagerfeld not only included the dirndl at Fendi but also sent out loden jackets and felt skirts. Dark green and grey, the colors of German men's traditional outfits, dominated the German-born designer's runway for the Italian label.

Even London wild child Christopher Kane embroidered flowers onto his little black dresses and went for dirndl-inspired necklines, before Marc Jacobs gave the dirndl one of the highest fashion accolades, integrating the style into his Louis Vuitton collection.

If the industry's top-selling label thinks this can sell, it will probably sell. And Munich's Oktoberfest will probably be even busier this year.