Alexander McQueen: Ready-to-wear AW16
The best way to describe Alexander McQueen’s return to the London Fashion Week schedule would be fairytale sex dripping in butterflies and trimmed in marabou. There was a strong sexual undertone to this, but it was romantic, not aggressive. Delicate layers of chiffon and tulle were suspended from lingerie straps and seemed to float about the body, black leather corsetry was hand painted with night flowers and layered over ruffles of silk satin, while sheer bias cut organza was covered with panels of beaded flowers, the trains edged in marabou. A sense of hardness came from the masculine teddy boy coats, the collars wide and in some cases trimmed with fur, the coast themselves adorned with large painted butterflies.
Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans