Alexander McQueen Woman Autumn-Winter 2017-18 – Taking the audience on a trip through folklore and mythology, Sarah Burton revealed a collection that outlined feminine creativity and a beautiful exploration of fantasy and reverie.
With an earthly connection to the world around us, the collection took on a mythical edge, featuring silver embroidery in a ritualistic design, as well as tapestry style dresses with red stitching. A motif of coloured lace was used, typically dangling from outfits or woven into tweed fabric, highlighting McQueen’s dedication to soft, feminine armor. This wild naturalism soon transformed into a sensual pulse of demure pieces, with tulle dresses to finish the show crafting the impression of a beautiful assailant. This was stamped with a tougher exterior through the introduction of leather jackets and shearling coats with metal buckles and zips.
Hair was crimped and knotted into small braids around the head, giving off a heroically medieval power, which worked with off-white boots with an almost ceremonial pattern. A richly historical show with a powerful modern force, the McQueen collection never fails to produce a world of wonder and in this case, medieval delight.
Alexander McQueen Woman Autumn-Winter 2017-18