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London: “It’s the idea of things being slightly undone,” Sarah Burton said of her Pre-Fall 14 Alexander McQueen collection. Here, she crafted long, elegant silhouettes in exquisite lace and gave it all an edgy undercurrent. There were influences from early ’90s men’s tailoring as well as Art Nouveau and early Victoriana dresses – some of which were given a luxurious edge with beaded shrugs and silver appliques. – Lizzy Bowring

Key Items: Hip-length tailored vest / Long satin dresses / Ankle-length coat / Silk jacquard evening dresses / Camisole dresses / Beaded shrugs / Ankle-length skirts

Color: Black / White / Silver / Pale grey / Oxblood

Materials + Trim: Basting stitches / Washed silk lapels / Pleated hems / Silver tulips / Beading / Lace panels / Menswear pinstripes / Boiled cashmere / Fox fur

Print + Pattern: Oversized silver tulips

Accessories + Footwear: Fur stoles / Silver chains / Biker boots / Skinny silver belts / Silver orchid cuffs and chokers

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