Alexander McQueen Fall 2016 RTW

Do not wake me from this dream. This dream, also known as the Alexander McQueen ready-to-wear collection for Fall 2016, is dreamy, fantastic and has the characteristic attributes of haute couture. I wonder how much of an influence was Sarah Burton's pregnancy in this collection, if even just subliminally - but definitely on a surrealistic level. The collection is just so beautiful. It's unequivocally Alexander McQueen yet still carries a perfect balance and harmony with Sarah Burton's perspective to the brand. There is an intrinsic hardness to the black leather dresses at the beginning of the show that is reinforced by their powerful silhouette but beautifully softened by the exquisitely hand-painted butterflies. As the collection evolves, it continues to soften through the use of luxurious lace, tulle a feathers. The final dresses are an absolute dream. The crystals and beadwork are heavenly. Out-of-this-world and mesmerizing. I would love to see one of them lined and worn to the upcoming Oscars.