From Runway to Reality: Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2013


There’s no denying the artistic allure of Sarah Burton’s fanciful Autumn/Winter collection from 2013 Paris Fashion Week.

Sarah, who was appointed creative director for the House of McQueen after Alexander McQueen’s suicide death in 2010, has prolifically churned out collection after brilliant collection since taking hold of the position, and in 2012 was named in Time 100–an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world as per Time magazine!

Check out these chic iconic pieces, which have been translated from the runway to reality.


Sarah is an absolute genius, and her artistic sensibilities are irrefutably resounding…Who else could integrate a neck ruff, like the kind consistent with the Elizabethan age, into fashion while making it seem fresh and contemporary?


In classic white, above, or scandalous black, below, the ruff is featured in almost every look in the collection…and we love it!


Sarah is a visionary whose fashion prophecies always seem to ring true: velvet is going to be a big trend in fashion, and Sarah sculpts regal black evening dresses from it, like the one above, before anyone else!

A damask cape with shrunken proportions and slit sleeves, below, challenges the ordinary suit for executive daytime dressing…


And a monkey coat teamed with a pearl-studded trouser, below, looks hot in the city for day or for night!


The gown below is almost identical to one in Sarah’s Paris Fashion Week collection, modified ever so for the discerning damsel on her wedding day, perhaps. (Did we mention that Sarah designed Kate Middleton’s dress for her nuptials?)


The graphic combination of black and white is going to be hot for fall, yet Sarah could not resist a spicy splash of jewel-toned color as seen in the saffron ensemble, below…

And fall’s new neutral–vivid paprika red!

Ball Gown Wedding Dress NZ

Teamed with a stunning red python bag, this look will stylishly take you anywhere you need to go.

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