Alexander Mcqueen, who passed away in February, had a flawless and constant ability to make an impression in the fashion circuit.
A true visionary, he could seamlessly conjure up collection after collection of beautiful and influential designs, ending in a phenomenal and heartbreaking collection shown at Paris Fashion Week this spring.
The collection itself would've been inspiring whether fabulous or not, purely for the fact it's been so eagerly anticipated by the entire fashion industry, but McQueen most definitely didn't fail his loyal followers.
An almost mythical collection was presented, consisting of gold, red and white pieces, each more imaginative and innovative than the next. Prints chosen and printed by McQueen himself were never over the top, simply complimenting the Grecian draping and almost ‘architectural’ tailoring. The hemlines were primarily short, and the shoes, as always, were divine, displaying pairs of thigh high and ankle boots, both intricately decorated with gold detailing.
The defining piece of the collection was the gold-collared coat dress, which was made entirely of tiny gold feathers.
Altogether, it was a sublimely beautiful and goosebump-inducing collection, but what more could we really expect from the man that continually exceeds expectations?
By Molly Taylor