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Alexander McQueen's fantastical SS16 line

Alexander McQueen's fantastical SS16 line

Alexander McQueen brought fairytales to life in its Paris Fashion Week Show on Sunday night (04Oct15).

The iconic label, helmed by Sarah Burton, presented an extravagant Spring/Summer 16 collection full of feminine, fantastical designs which floated down the runway.

Sarah paid homage to the past with her creations, with artisan garments featuring shredded silk floral jacquard, embroidered leather and intricate lace.

With a colour palette mainly consisting of white, pastel and blush tones with the occasion splash of black, red and denim, Sarah had a certain aesthetic in mind.

“I wanted everything to feel very, very feminine. Powerfully feminine,” she told WWD backstage.

One girl strutted out in a long-sleeved ivory cotton dress, which featured a silk tie around the waist and fringing beneath the skirt.

Other pieces revealed more skin, such as an off-white midi dress which hit the ankles with cut outs over the neck.

And some models were brave enough to have their chest on display in see-through gowns, made up of fishnet material. One dress featured a black ruffled skirt, true to Alexander McQueen's gothic feel seen in previous collections, while the top was sheer lace.

The denim pieces added a more casual vibe to proceedings which wouldn't look out of place during a walk in the warmer weather. Jeans turned up at the ankles were paired with a floral embroidered top and a long denim jacket was covered in detailed floral embellishment.

Also showing on Sunday during the bi-annual event was Akris, which had a completely different approach to Spring/Summer 16. Designer Albert Kriemler presented a breezy line packed full of simple one-tone pieces in shades such as white, blue and rust.

Cut-outs added depth to the collection, as did selected sheer items.

Paris Fashion Week continues on Monday (05Oct15), with Stella McCartney kicking things off followed by the likes of Giambattista Valli and Hermès.

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