Paris Fashion Week AW17: Alexander McQueen

Dana Mortada   |   06 - 03 - 2017

While many designers during fashion week were looking back to the ’70s and ’80s, Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton went much further back into the past. Burton stated in her show notes that the main inspiration for this fall collection was the “ancient traditions of Cornwall,” a theme she already addressed for her pre-fall 2017 collection.

The creative designer produced a range of beautiful tailored jackets and dresses featuring a highly skillful cross-stitch and embroidery technique. The medieval themed collection displayed a unique tapestry effect with urban touches, seen on long decorated dresses with colourful needle work. Burton went with modern textures of denim, leather, feather trimmings and silk, and sent out gray pantsuits, with belted coats and jackets in leather and asymmetric folds. Looks were worn with flat studded boots or trainers, which balanced things out and made every piece immensely wearable for daytime.

The show came to an end with stunning embellished tulle gowns dripping with rich embroidery bringing the collection together into pure romance.