Sarah Burton makes Alexander “Bee” so proud!

October 5th, 2012 by Hotel Fashionland received Comments Off

Honey Dripping Elegance, but madness too these McQueens left the hive to “Bee” making Alexander McQueen Proud!

Sarah Burton took one motif – the honeybee – and flew with it. From the crystal-filled Perspex heels of her honeycomb-latticed boots to the wide brims of her bee-embroidered apiculturalist’s hats bees were a theme from which the Alexander McQueen collection harvested every possible reference.

The workmanship was wonderful. Gold-on-black jacquard trousers and shorts and jackets that featured pumped up hips rippled with a beguiling iridescence, while chokers and cuffs were covered in jeweled swarms of the insects that looked worryingly realistic.

 The show evolved from peek-a-boo tailoring to meshy vamp gear that had a slick, syrupy sheen to it and was worn under bee-studded, tortoiseshell-pattern bustiers.

It ended with a series of increasingly elaborate, 19th-century enormous evening dresses decorated with blooms, bees, or both. 

Some featured transparent skirts to reveal the boning below, or bust-lines half-peeled to reveal a black honeycomb mesh bra arrangement.

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Burton said afterwards, “It was looking at womanhood and embracing the female form.  I wanted it to feel sensual. ” -

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