“We love fairytale especially when it was McQueen’s” This season Sarah Burton, a creative director, held up the show in London Fashion Week 2016, back to the brand’s home, showing for the first time in a long time in London. And of course “No place like home!”, plus London warmly hugged her with a ton of people who came to welcome.
It was about the subconscious and the conscious,” said Burton of the mood. She described her woman as: “Almost sleepwalking, in a state where reality and dreams become blurred.” and anything could happen since we saw the Schiaparelli inspired dress which came in clear and sheer version. It started with black coats, variously jacquarded with pocket watches, eyes, and butterflies, or sculpted from fine leather and then hand-painted with flowers by a specialist floral artist. In addition, tailoring was always one of McQueen’s power bases.
The silhouette was ultra soft and effortlessly pretty, even the tuxedos and chained leather dresses had a shapely 1940s shoulder and drapey details. The traditionally tougher leather corsets were softened with hand-painted flowers, while black negligee dresses sparkled with golden crystals and metallic charm motifs — many of which were also threaded in garlands around the head.And I what love the most is a unicorn sequin-embroidered tulle gowns and capes that adorned with shooting stars and glittering moons.
This surreal collection has a way to present sequently. Sarah is always good at storytelling since working at McQueen for 20 years, she knows what works. Started from walking into the dream with lacy bras and cut-off shoulder slips.Then came the knit dresses, which cascaded in gossamer layers as delicate as lace. And finally, we were in the place of dreams. The bodices of black tulle dresses were set with jeweled stars, each one a masterpiece. And so wake up in place that dream started the bed! ,model’s wrapped in satin duvet jackets, and a final superb shell-pink eiderdown coat, lined with fluffy marabou. The midnight fantasy from Sarah Burton is a womenswear collection desirable enough to dream about, and unattainable enough to still feel like a dream.