Sarah Burton is expected to pop any time now. But before she left for maternity leave, she delivered the most romantic, most delicate, masterfully crafted, and surprisingly very wearable collection for Alexander McQueen that we’ve laid eyes on.
It was like a scene ripped from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream as cobweb knitted dresses, hand-painted leather corsets, and embellished gossamer gowns made their way down the runway. It’s typical to expect drama from a McQueen collection, whose core is deeply rooted in avant-garde, but there was something about those double lapel dinner jackets and jacquarded coats that was very much relatable to the working woman. Here we enumerate some of our favorite looks and pieces from the show, narrating where and how you (or anyone at that) can wear them out in the city.
Where to wear it: At the airport, for business trips.
Double-breasted vest, P2290, H&M
Chantilly lace bra
Where to wear it: At the office, everyday, worn underneath a crisp white button-down.
Lana lace bralette, P799, Eve The Label
Gauzy peach dress
Where to wear it: At a friend’s beach wedding or Sunday brunch.
Mid-length dress, P2995, Zara
Shearling-sleeved biker jacket
Where to wear it: On a roadtrip to Tagaytay or Baguio.
Faux leather badge jacket, P4,995, Zara
The piece: Tired lace skirt
Where to wear it: To a black tie event
Alice McCall Room on Fire dress, LCP
PS: It's a fashion girl must-have.
Where to wear it: At a slumber party-themed bachelorette. (Or for when you want to pretend to be Rihanna at the MET)
Shiny quilted bomber jacket, Topshop
Watch the video by Vogue below to see more of the collection:
Images from @worldmcqueen on Instagram