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Sarah Burton celebrates women in her latest collection.
Metamorphosis: the magical transformation of femininity. Extreme nature: the delicate, emergent beauty of butterflies and moths; the opalescent shine of softly-armoured Scarab beetles. Hybrids: the morphing of one creature into another, one garment into another. A hyper-real world is magnified and populated by a sensual and powerful muse. A verdant future, a sense of pride, joy and optimism prevails. A Utopian evolution, paradise found.
We are used to seeing boundaries pushed at McQueen and this year is no different.
Taking inspiration from the metamorphosis of butterflies, the beauty of goliath beetles and a strong military influence. This collection oozes beauty and grace, whilst showing the harder and darker edge of femininity. That women can be both hard and soft, both masculine and feminine. We are multifaceted. After all, the force of femininity is what Alexander Mcqueen has always embodied.
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