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Alexander McQueen sends out an army of Eastern warriors

Paris: Drawn to the Eastern-influenced motifs found within the Alexander McQueen archive, Sarah Burton sent forth a fierce line-up of kimono-inspired dresses. Tailored looks were precise, rigid and displayed the expert craftsmanship that McQueen is known for. Structured bra-tops and harnesses worn with and over dresses produced a strong warrior vibe. Burton added softer looks for the finale, complete with sumptuous layers of cherry blossoms. –Deirdre Pérez

Silhouette: Sculpted tailoring / Slim fit / Kimono-inspired

Key items: Bustiers / Capes / A-line dresses / Tailored suits / Shirt dress / Slim fit dresses / Tailored coats / Kimono-inspired dresses / Flared trousers

Colour: Cherry blossom pink / White / Black / Scarlet / Silver

Print & Pattern: Chrysanthemums / Cherry blossom motifs

Materials & knits: Silk satin / Leather / Snake

Footwear: Strappy sandals

Accessories: Harnesses / Face masks & headwear

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