Dreamlike Lingerie from Day to Night
Alexander McQueen AW16 Presents at London Fashion Week
The Alexander McQueen shows are known for their balance between sharp rebellion and romantic storytelling, always taking the audience on the journey with his women through the collection presentation. This mix of vibrant energy and dreamlike charm resonates with his audience, as we connect with the transformative energy that dressing brings to our everyday lives. With more than a decade away from its hometown, Sarah Burton unveiled the Alexander McQueen AW16 collection back in London and did not disappoint with yet another exquisite show. She told the whimsical story of the McQueen power woman transforming herself into a romantic creature of the night, under the influence of the moon.
The catwalk explored opposites, traveling through lightness and darkness, masculinity and femininity to represent the subconscious and consciousness. The collection started with asymmetric tailored jackets, elegantly embellished with Surrealist symbols of owls, butterflies and stopwatches, to illustrate Burton’s lunar fairy tale. Colour pops and panels of feminine ruffles enabled the transition into evening dresses, complete with crescent shaped draping across bare shoulders. Sheer dresses layered over lace bras and corset inspired lines took us from day to night with romantic power. From beginning to end, the collection presented bold cutouts, layered with embroidered sheer pieces.
The collection presented glamorous embellished gowns displaying architectural design lines. Cocktail dresses exemplified corsetry styling, with bold cutting and symmetrical patterns. Burton used styling creatively, constructing a masculine ensemble with oversized tuxedo jackets, with just an embellished lace bra for the inner layer.
The lingerie design house of Nichole de Carle London is well known for using feminine garments to empower women. Using architectural construction of luxurious materials to equalize masculine and feminine styling, to bring a twist to your everyday dressing. Layering both jackets and sheer dresses over soft bras showed an approachable way of incorporating lingerie dressing into outfits, something that has always been part of the Nichole de Carle London design vision.