Burton moves closer to British folk art, with handpainted bouquets of carnations, poppies, yellow roses and peonies. While some are rendered in lush embroideries, others are printed on leather, silk georgettes and voluminous crêpe fabrics.
Ruffles have been trending hard since last year and every season brings us a ruffle with a new personality. This season they rest pretty on sleeves and hemlines. Also, did we mention McQueen's fluted ruffles are flattering to the extreme?
A casual glance through the collection and you will be surprised not to find any knits, however, a closer inspection is required. The McQueen team has been working on technological innovations to create knits that are so fine, they look like lace. Knits that look and feel like fine lace create a whole new world of opportunity when it comes to textures and silhouettes.
It used to be that leather was employed to bring out the warrior goddess in you. This collection treats leather as if it were a soft fabric and it looks extraordinary. The mesmerising handpainted florals make it instantly covetable too.
With pieces that are designed to flatter the female form, this collection features bold shoulders, cinched waists and full skirts. Each of these pieces has been designed to be worn for a lifetime rather than one season of reverie. Pick from structured coats, versatile shifts and sensual skirts to bring a dash of English femininity to your wardrobe.
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