Alexander McQueen Blossoms for FW18

Alexander McQueen Blossoms for FW18

Designer Sarah Burton's FW18 collection is a modern metamorphosis.

Designer Sarah Burton's FW18 collection is a modern metamorphosis.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

The fashion world, and overarching fashion month platform as a whole, has successfully provided fuel to the evolving social and political fire as to what hand the industry plays in the grand scheme of things. Designer Sarah Burton’s Fall 2018 Alexander McQueen collection is the impeccable example of how it looks to successfully translate an iconic history onto a creatively modern, empowered runway.

Subtle theatrics exist in these garments; enough to evoke emotion but not to distract from Burton’s unmatched couture construction. The collection, a metamorphosis, opens with a female tuxedo, complete with a train instead of typical tails. Her execution and incorporation of a cinched waist is beyond flattering, allowing the details and flair of each individual garment to blossom through. A overly satisfying amount of textures and silhouettes are gifted to this runway, including appliqued bugs, butterfly wing printed dresses, and plenty of leather to go around. The most major moment of this collection occurs when fashion’s newest breakout face, Adut Akech, dons a tuxedo jacket that has literally bloomed into a stunning, silk-layered above-the-knee dress, a gratifying visual moment accompanying the metaphor to full fruition.

At the helm of fashion’s most innovative brand, Sarah Burton continues to embrace the iconic legacy of the late Alexander McQueen, yet fearlessly implements her own uniquely keen and creative voice into the storyline, one that is only becoming more inclusively empowered and leading the brand to new heights. 

Credits: Images via Vogue Runway.

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