October 3, 2012

Alexander McQueen S/S 2013: A Collection As Sweet As Honey

Inspired by the matriarchal society of bees, in which the power is concentrated in the hands of the female sex, Sarah Burton created for Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013, a collection in which she explored both the chromatic palette of the fascinating creatures – meaning honey-yellow, gold and black, as well as their shapes and silhouettes.

The honeycomb and beehive inspiration was visible in the net and lace looks, in the suave embroidery, in the ultra-cinched  waists of the resin peplum jackets, in the corsets of the dramatic hoop-skirted dresses with floral appliqués and in the beekeper’s-inspired hedgear that adorned the models’ heads.

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Photos courtesy of: online.wsj.com, style.com