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Through the years, Sarah Burton‘s approach on romance has become a lot subtler and contemporary. Her Fall 2019 show for Alexander McQueen can surely attest to that. While the founder‘s legacy was all about dark romance in fantastical, often avant-garde offerings, Burton’s has always been more approachable and wearable, but still romantic nonetheless. This season, she proposes an interesting idea of how to go about romanticism: combining men and women. No, this isn’t to say that there was menswear in this show, but there was a lot of menswear tailoring thrown into the mix. Tailoring was always one of this label’s fortes and here, it was given a more feminine touch. Silhouette-wise, suits remained strong and strict, but certain features were draped and sashed to evoke elegance and sophistication like no other. Then came the flowers—a indelible signature of Burton’s McQueen—that were maximized in graphic print to make for show-stopping cocktail frocks. Lace and ruffles also came to play, adding to the sensual tension that this show was clearly highlighting. By the end of it, it was clash softness and hardness, tenderness and toughness, that was both all too familiar yet completely new at the same time!
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