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After seeing what feels like a lifetime's worth of runway shows, it's almost impossible to not make the connection between catwalks and beehives, with the frenzied bustling, calculated footwork, lookalike drones… so a bee-inspired collection could easily feel obvious and expected.
Except of course, if it were done by the brilliant Sarah Burton. Her bee-inspired collection at Alexander McQueen drew inspiration from the "matriarchal society where females rule" (no wonder she was in our Girl Power story). To make it work, Burton took the stiff geometry of honeycombs and the sharp menace of venom to create a collection that's worth buzzing about.
Pin-up meets Southern belle meet femme fatale meets lampshade — it was a collection that felt nostalgic but new, sweet but evil, and weird but wearable. Basically, all of the contradictions that only the most powerful Queen Bee could concoct.
Photographed by Nina Westervelt/MCV Photo
Talk about fast fashion. Dolce & Gabbana's spring '15 collection debuted in Milan exactly 11 days ago — and it's already available for pre-order via M'oda Operandi. And, while the romantic tiered dresses and pearl-heeled pumps are about as pricey as you'd expect a designer collection to be, we have bad news for anyone read
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