For Fall/Winter 2021, Alexander McQueen‘s creative director Sarah Burton dreamed up a collection filled with drama — dresses fit for a ball in exaggerated silhouettes.
The British designer deconstructed our notions of clothing and gave us something sculptural yet unexpected, perfectly tempered with a touch of femininity. Think a biker jacket on a full dress with billowing sleeves, and a corseted t-shirt in white jersey and ivory silk tulle.
That’s not all. For the lookbook, Burton collaborated with famed Italian fashion photographer Paolo Roversi. And the images are stunning.
“It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim—to make something beautiful, something meaningful—feels both precious and important,” said Burton in a press statement.
“We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral flowers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like flowers, like their embodiment, their character – but amplified, grounded, radiant and strong.”
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