"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Flock of Fantasy

Birds of paradise walked the runways at the Alexander McQueen show. The clothes were exquisite, albeit extreme, but this is Alexander McQueen after all. Sarah Burton's white-as-snow dresses seemed to echo Kate's, whilst the black morned their master. Here though I wanted to focus on the former of the collection.

Ice Maiden

Snow Queen

Freja Beha Erichsen takes the lead in my favourite jacket of the season.

This dress reminds me of a tiered wedding cake.

And this one, of a fantastic jewelled bird, the train like a great feathered tail.

Which was your favourite?

And whilst I'm on the topic of fantasty, I wanted to share this photograph from the Alexis Mabille show:

Mermaid hair, no?

And for further inspiration, check out the Versace coats and catwalk from the Vogue website: http://www.vogue.co.uk/fashion/autumn-winter-2011/ready-to-wear/versace/full-length-photos

Pure luxury.