Exploring echoes from the past to enrich the future. That’s the mantra of
A cross-seasonal narrative, surrounding upcyling, hybridisation, and a focus on the natural world, comes to the fore with this collection. “We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones,” writes Burton. She describes anemones as “the most ephemeral flowers”, here drenching pretty frocks with exploded sleeves and hybrid biker jackets. Corseted leather dresses, sculpted blazers with MA1 bomber sleeves and t-shirts trailing with silver embroidery cement themselves as contemporary McQueen signatures, worn by models with tatted arms and short, choppy locks. “The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like flowers,” adds Burton. “Their embodiment, their character – but amplified, grounded, radiant and strong.”
Photography by Paolo Roversi.