AW12 McQ: When Military Meets A Floral Explosion

It isn’t easy to make military romantic, but it seems that Sarah Burton manages it with ease for the Alexander McQueen diffusion line McQ’s autumn/winter 2012 collection. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get to see the collection up close at the label’s headquarters in East London, and it was a serious treat to see the incredible craftsmanship up close.

From the exquisite red carpet dresses, to the tailored jackets, nearly as tall as me leather boots, the flashes of tartan, to the OMG breathtaking floral explosion – I was in heaven inspecting the details of this gorgeous collection.

This is the exquisite wedding dress that Kristen McMenamy wore down the McQ runway at London Fashion Week and it is just gorgeous up close, the detailing in the floral patches hand-stitched onto the mesh panelled skirt and bodice is just gorgeous.

I think for autumn I am going to have to invest in a McQ military coat, each and every one of them was just divine, that even with the sun shining outside I wish I was wrapped up in one of them.

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