The new Alexander McQueen fall 2013 collection has opulence written all over and it seems that critiques love this heavy display of high fashion garments. It might be the impeccable craftsmanship the designer is capable of that eventually conquered the audience – each design took about two weeks to make – or it could be the fascination with religious details. Religious motifs were present in a couple of other popular collections this fall 2013 season including the Dolce & Gabbana fall 2013 collection, but one thing is for certain: the collection is more couture than prêt-à-porter!
The fact that Alexander McQueen’s Creative Director, Sarah Burton, created her collection while getting close to her due date (the designer recently gave birth to twins) probably influenced the number of designs featured in the lineup as only 10 outfits made their way through the crowd present at the show’s unveiling in a glamorous venue: Paris’s Opéra Comique.
The Mcqueen ensembles looked uber-sophisticated revealing almost historical looking ensembles that were apparently inspired by opulent religious-linked and medieval royal attire – a bolder take on the ideas that stood at the base of the Alexander McQueen pre-fall 2013 collection.
The Alexander McQueen fall 2013 show debuted with a full-circle skirt featuring bouffant lace sleeves, a collar that extended up the neck and down the neckline for a higher impact.
A lace overlay that screamed delicacy and excess altogether was placed over the simple white fabric and that really changed the look of the outfit. Inspired by communions? Maybe, as their style and color made the word puritan pop into mind, however things gradually changed as the collection went from white dresses to achromatic black and white polka dotted skirt separates that displayed the popular peplum and short dresses paired with a long train that looked sort-of-dark but sexy!
The McQueen fall 2013 collection peaked with the dresses that seemed to be inspired by angelic-medieval royal attire and trust us when we say that the designs looked right out of a storybook. The drama factor, which is essential when it comes to the Alexander McQueen label was not only brought through the designs but also throgh the feather applications, embellishments and the pearl-encrusted cage frames that were placed on the model’s head, something Kanye might go for. If you’re looking to observe fashion and innovation at its highest, be sure to check out Alexander McQueen’s fall 2013 show from Paris Fashion Week as it truly is one-of-a-kind!