Sarah Burton presented the Alexander McQueen Spring 2017 collection at L’Orangerie in the Jardin du Luxembourg to guests, which included Naomi Campbell and Salma Hayek.
A parade of punk goddesses walked out in looks inspired by Great Britain’s Shetland Islands that had plenty of the touches of embroideries, bustiers, and an occasional splash of hard-edge.
Fresh-faced models wore their hair damp, strictly parted, and pulled back. The beauty looked as though they could have just come from a rushing waterfall, with bare skin, and sleek sides.
The show opened with a pair of light cream gowns in crocheted lace, topped with a studded leather bra top and a cropped, military-inflected leather jacket. The designer paired two of her recent runway obsessions: the biker jacket and the bustier.
Gray suiting and what’s now likely to become one of the season’s must-have shoes, the knee-high, studded combat boot, showed the other end of the style spectrum for the show, including bustiers and corsets, along with patch worked knit pieces that had a sense of grunge.
Flora and fauna embroidery has also become a new McQueen look, as seen on a pieced-together corset worn by Vittoria Cerretti.
The mixing of leather jackets and embroidered pieces can combine a classic chicness with an edgy twist for the upcoming spring and summer.