Who could forget Lee McQueen‘s majestic fall 2006 show, where model Raquel Zimmermann donned the famed antler-and-lace headdress? The collection depicted romantic embodiments of the late designer’s Scottish roots. Fast-forward to the age of Sarah Burton, the creative force that masterfully maintains and recharges the brand’s DNA, who takes us on a journey through what feels like the misty shires of Scotland for fall 2014.
The show introduces us to dreamy heroines wandering the wilderness, wrapped in moon-and star-shaped crystal embroidery, silver acorn hand jewelry, frayed organza flowers and ivy velvet jacquards. Burton’s fairy tale beautifully weaves two tales of McQueen, past and present.
Softly Powerful: Rouched broderie anglaise reveals the delicate nature of the designs.
The Details: Aubergine organza gown and hand-cut feathers.
“Drink me, make me feel real / Wet your beak in the stream /
Game we’re playing is life / Love’s a two-way dream”
Lyrics from “Bachelorette” by Björk, the show’s closing tune, which matched the wanderlust mood of the collection.