Sarah Burton gets inspired by the foundations of fashion and the body within for the Fall collection.

March 13, 2023

The Alexander McQueen Fall 2023 RTW colleciton is an exploration of beauty and power through tailoring and tailoring fabrics and a focus on cut, proportion and silhouette.

Volume is neat – strict – or exploded. Garments are dissected: slashed, sliced and twisted. Shoulders are strong. Waists are narrow. Heeled trousers elongate the leg: the bumster in reverse. The most prominent motif in the collection is the orchid, in its rarer forms cultivated but, after the daisy, the most common flower. It thrives in the air, resists being rooted and grows in the wild. Extraordinarily beautiful and infinitely adaptable, the orchid mimics both predator and prey. In the language of flowers, the orchid is a symbol of love.

Heeled trousers are in black wool, black wool with a white broken pinstripe, black leather, indigo denim and tulle with hanging orchid embroidery. Slash Biker boots are seen in black and red leather with black and red slash heels. Meanwhile, Slash sock boots are featured in black rib knit and with orchid, anatomical and bugle bead embroidery with black and red slash heels. Slash pumps and sandals launch in black, red and ivory leather and with orchid and bugle bead embroidery.

The collection features a distinctive jewelry collection where dissected flower ear sets are in silver and gold metal. Orchid and skeletal orchid rings, earrings and necklaces are in silver and gold metal and accumulated ear sets and rings are featured in silver and gold metal. Chain ear sets, cuff bracelets and rings in silver metal show the iconic punk side of the brand.


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