If you were yet to put two and two together on what Sarah Burton’s inspiration source was for the latest Alexander McQueen runway theatrics, then let me spell it out for you. Bees. Yes those annoying and quite frankly petrifying little airborne creatures that invade yards during the summertime. The ones that seemingly note my fear and daringly find themselves drawn to it. The very kind who sadistically enjoy taunting me by getting up close and personal. And despite my obvious dislike and anxiety over said insect, this Alexander McQueen collection has utterly captivated my heart. With its creativity and its obvious yet not-so obnoxious bee-spiration, those delectably fashionable golden hues, honeycomb sheers and structural stingers, this is a collection of true whimsical beauty.
Taking the reigns from her predecessor, the great and sadly late Alexander McQueen, Sarah has truly kept his vision alive with her innovative mind and designs. Ones that we all know he’d truly be applauding over. Intricate forms commingling with textures. A complete and consistent sartorial tale, inclusive of all accessories like hats and high heels. Floral embellishments and flexible honeycomb weaves keeping true to nature and what I interpret as the English Countryside. A royal resplendence and elegant charm of sorts; yet captivating no less.