Alexander McQueen creative directors over the years have shown an uncanny understanding of how to wrap fabric around a woman, colorfully, beautifully, and lavishly without being garish.

For the Fall/Winter 2018 collection from Paris Fashion Week, creative director Sarah Burton, who has been with the fashion house since 1996, showed a variety of styles that seemed to be transitional or in a state of metamorphosis. She seemed to take inspiration from the role women increasingly play in today’s society, where they have to be transitional from the home to the office to the boardroom and back to the home.

I feel the looks from the FW2018 can be characterized into three broad categories: the butterfly, the formal, and the warrior looks.

The most captivating were the butterfly looks, largely designed around pink hues and flowing fabrics. The warrior looks bring to mind the essence of the Dora Milaje of Wakanda in the Black Panther movie.

Meanwhile Liya Kedebe totally killed it with a look that seemed a hybrid of the butterfly and warrior looks.

Butterflies

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Formals

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Warriors

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Fun fact: Sarah Burton designed Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress for her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge in April of 2011.

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