The spring 2013 season is all about clean and chic elements with the exception of a handful of designers which are known to break the rules and take their vision to a whole different area compared to the rest of the collections featured at New York, London, Paris and Milan Fashion Week. One of the brands that was always known for its boldness and edginess is Alexander McQueen and the label’s spring 2013 collection chose a totally unique guide to fashion, inspired by nature, more specifically bees.
Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton chose bees as her muse and the vision she had was perfectly transposed into designs that aim to celebrate the beautiful forms of a woman’s body using shapes and elements that instantly underline the theme of the collection.
Known for its unique aesthetics, the Alexander McQueen label has always been one of the main attractions of true fashion lovers and it seems that the fashion house’s new designer chose to continue the legacy of the late Alexander McQueen by following the same path to style while adding her own touch to the designs. A heavier dose of femininity can be nowadays observed in the brand’s designs, however the unique approach to style using shapes, patterns and flawless artisanal details makes each design scream extravagance. The patterns used in the spring 2013 collection take towards curvy shapes, wasp waists and honeycomb patterns, being the details that made the delice of the collection.
The designer chose fabulous, honeycomb pattern fabrics to create stylish deux-pieces that clinged around the waist to emphasize it as well as an array of gorgeous dresses that looked extravagant and that seem to overlap vintage details with contemporary construction methods that made every piece stand out. The designs that varied from short, salon girl-inspired dresses to maxi bal gowns were packed with edgy details such as cut outs, sheer fabric insertions and origami-inspired patterns and some interesting beekeeper’s veil inspired hats that covered the faces of the models. The colors used in the collection were quite elegant and sexy as timeless black and fierce reds dominated the collection. Pale yellow and gold were also present throughout the presentation, taking the collection out of the sombre zone. Chic, elegant and with its trademark display of craftsmanship, the Alexander McQueen collection got everyone’s attention focused, so browse through the designs and tell us if this is something you’d wear!
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