On Tuesday, Paris and the rest of the world were treated to Alexander McQueen's latest collection which was streamed live for viewers all over the world to enjoy. Opening the show with a video of a topless Raquel Zimmermann accessorised in nothing more than a snake, writhing around her, the collection, titled 'Platos Atlantis', was clearly intended to have an impact on the audience from the outset.
Heavy and strong prints featuring insects, snakes and owls, structured mini-dresses and skirts, cowl-neck details, bejewelled peplums, capped sleeves, cinched waists and the odd injection of asymmetric fringing detail, were all focal points of the collection. The real highlights of the show however, aside from the crimped and cornrowed hair styles and the prosthetics worn by the models under their eyes to make them look more alien-like, was the range of hoof-like shoes, which indeed very much stole the show. Models stomped down the runway in ten inch platformed creations which included two-tone mock snake skin, aqua and gold embellished and mock-croc ankle boots, before moving on to court shoes with a snake wound around the heel, in white, iridescent blue and black and finishing with a heavily bejewelled number created to match the finale outfit of sequin leggings and sparkly cinched waist, mini dress.
We can't wait to see how this will translate onto the high street. Expect the likes of Topshop and ASOS to produce their own take on the style very soon.