Alexander McQueen Fall 2013 runway highlights and video: Fantasy time! Dream a little with designer Sarah Burton’s regal & romantic couture level outing for Alexander McQueen. And if you or someone you know is about to walk down the isle, do more than just dream a little and take note.
The friendly spirit Sarah Burton brought with her to the helm of Alexander McQueen created a lofty foundation for the designer to continually go full throttle with her collections. And Fall 2013 was without a doubt beyond haute couture with its meticulous attention to detail, flawless execution, jaw-dropping realization and ornate excesses -all done in heavenly white none the less. And festooned with pearls for a touch of the erotic, it comes as no surprise to hear that each look two full weeks to hand craft.
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At McQueen world, a classic ivory ankle-strap stacked heel gets a full ornate rehaul with brass and pearl encrusted panels. Sweet and other worldly at the same time -just perfect!
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In their words:
THE ECCLESIASTICAL WARDROBE, FROM COMMUNION GOWNS TO CARDINALS’ ROBES. THE HIGH CHURCH. NUNS, POPES, ANGELS. BALLETS RUSSES. VIRGIN QUEEN.
The collection comprises ten looks, presented in pairs. The waist is cinched and the hips are exaggerated throughout. Volumes are overblown but lightness is paramount. Hyper-worked embellishment demonstrates an obsessive attention to detail – and detail within detail. Sharp pressing, multiple folds, quintuple and dégrade pleats, soutache embroidery, triple bulleting, silk and metal thread embroideries, enamelled flowers and more all feature. Rhombic grids lend a sense of graphic modernity to surfaces. Pearls and teardrop pearls evoke beauty and rarity. Hoop skirts, caging and corsetry enhance and idealize a quintessentially feminine silhouette and introduce an erotic undercurrent further suggested by stockings, suspender belts and harnessing. Each look is worn with an embellished ruff: faces are framed.
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