Sarah Burton’s bee inspired Alexander McQueen Collection

Sarah Burton, designer of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress showed her latest offering for Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2013, taking inspiration from bees.

“It was bringing back the silhouette of the house and embracing the female form – the hip and bust. But there was a lightness to it. It still felt erotic but not overt,” explained Burton backstage after the show, joking that “most women are worker bees” – which made then for the perfect collection match.

Honeycomb mesh made for sharply-executed jackets and pencil skirts, a circular mesh disc for a new take on a beekeeper’s hat up top. Waists were encased by thick golden belt.

“It was utterly amazing, unbelievable, genius – from the film backdrop of the bees to the clothes, breath-taking,” summed up Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers.

What do you think of the collection?

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