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Alexander McQueen AW14 Credit: Catwalking

Alexander McQueen

AW14

Sarah Burton’s misty and mysterious catwalk was the perfect moody backdrop for the spellbinding Alexander McQueen Wild Beauty collection...

"I wanted to see the woman's face again...free her a bit, touch her, feel her."

Sarah Burton

Inspired by the classic children’s fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, dark romance is not a new concept in McQueen land, but this line-up felt softer and more contemporary, eschewing the traditional hourglass silhouette and stiff corsetry in favour of trapeze shapes and folksy Broderie Anglaise. Childlike lace dresses festooned with velvet ribbons were topped with black Gruffalo-esque furs and teamed with frilled socks and combat boots for the ultimate naughty-meets-nice look. As always, the fashion house’s couture-like quality was present, in ruffled empire-line gowns, feathered bodices and crystal-encrusted shifts that were all inspired by nature.

Who we saw: Glamour’s Fashion Director, Natalie Hartley.

What they wore: A Jil Sander skirt and Chloé boots.

In three words: Fairy Tale Fashion.

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