Victorian hair, gothic silhouettes and pastel petal dresses – for McQueen AW15, Sarah Burton is bringing romance back.
PFW: Alexander McQueen AW15
This collection harmonised gothic silhouettes against romanticised femininity where a display of dishevelled petal dresses in dark red and soft pinks were juxtaposed next to transparent night gowns with red flower motifs all lined down symmetrically. An all black lean-tailored jacket with an embroidered bustier was rightly glorified by a more sultry take on suit pants and the ever eponymous McQueen black heel boots.
Sarah does Victorian
Apart from the Victorian hairstyles that Burton was using to compliment the looks, necklines were kept very constrained yet conservative as a way of reminiscing past McQueen collections in reference to the upcoming ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ exhibition at the V&A. As for certain looks, a white keyhole dress constructed up with a high frilled collar was cinched at waist with a black fenced belt yet all kept at such a light density, which made me ponder at a battle for conservative against liberal designs which Burton does so well at.
This season, Burton took a more softer approach for the McQueen brand by delicately-made pink dresses in distressing textures of light feather against more harder surfaces of black lined tops sitting tightly across the bosom. As well you had the leather pleated dresses in rich burgundies contrasting black tones reaching its way up through a transparent counterpart with a hard bodus giving a more gothic edge to the look.