Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

We're Still Buzzing Over Alexander McQueen's Bee-Themed Collection

  1. Begin Slideshow
    bee-op

    3

    SHARES

    comments
    See All Slides

    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

    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Tinseltown

New York's Most Incredible Holiday Windows

Each year, as part of the holiday experience in New York, the city's major department stores deliver us the ultimate present (aside from their selection of clothes, and shoes, and handbags — oh my!): Dazzling and intricately decorated window displays. This year, there's Barneys New York's "Baz Dazzled" designs, read

Dedicated Feature

Expert Tips To Get You Hosting Like A Pro

Many of life's most memorable moments are spontaneous, but the truly momentous ones are usually planned — to a T. Whether it's a birthday dinner or an industry party, coordinating said celebratory events requires laser-like focus and a stable of experts (flowers! food! venue!) to pull them off. That is, unless read