Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2013 collection took the breath away from couture gawkers at the 2012 Paris Fashion Week. The extravagant line of dresses worked with a formal, Marie Antoinette-inspired motif.
Tiers lined with fringed fabric were the focal point of the billowing gowns. While many of the pieces were see-through, revealing the undergarments of the models, they still maintained a sense of Victorian modesty.
This conservative charm was reinforced by the host of chic ladylike hats. The almost cage-like head pieces covered the majority of the women's heads, revealing only their lips and chins. And yet, despite the demure themes, the production was still somehow seductive, lines that could only be crossed by Alexander McQueen.
Alexander Mcqueen's Spring/Summer 2013 Pieces Are Majestic
1. Luxury Victorian Era Dresses - Opportunity to create modern interpretations of Victorian fashion that combine luxury and modesty.
2. Extravagant Couture Fashion - Potential for high-end fashion designers to push the boundaries of creativity and create unique and breathtaking pieces.
3. Ladylike Hats as Statement Pieces - Chance for milliners to design and produce bold and sophisticated headwear that adds elegance to an outfit.
1. Fashion Design - Fashion designers can tap into the popularity of vintage-inspired fashion and create new luxurious collections.
2. Couture Fashion - Couture houses can embrace extravagant designs and showcase their craftsmanship and artistry.
3. Millinery - Milliners can explore innovative designs and create statement hats that elevate an outfit to the next level.