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All clothing and accessories from the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2018 collection, Photography by Mario Sorrenti, Styling by Robbie Spencer

Sarah Burton on the Overblown Femininity of Alexander McQueen S/S18

Deconstructed heirlooms and British idiosyncrasies: Mario Sorrenti and Robbie Spencer present Alexander McQueen for AnOther Magazine S/S18

“It is about an eccentric way of dressing, a very British way of dressing, gathering treasures, taking cherished pieces of clothing and jewellery from a family wardrobe apart and putting them together again in an idiosyncratic way – deconstructing heirlooms and altering the context. We went to the gardens of Great Dixter and to Kew. We were thinking not necessarily about the future of nature but the potential of nature, of its healing powers. The silhouette is more overblown than it has been, it’s very feminine, but the person wearing it is definitely a woman, not a girl. And it’s almost as if that woman herself becomes an exploded flower: at one with nature, warmed in sunlight, drenched in rain.” – Sarah Burton

Hair: Recine for RODIN. Make-up: Diane Kendal at Julian Watson Agency. Model: Kris Grikaite at DNA Models. Casting: Noah Shelley at AM Casting. Set design: Philipp Haemmerle. Manicure: Honey at Exposure using ZOYA. Digital technician: Kotaro Kawashima. Lighting technician: Lars Beaulieu. Photographic assistant: Alvin Wong. Styling assistants: Katie McGoldrick, Aryeh Lappin and Allegra Levy Russo. Hair assistant: Kabuto Okuzawa. Make-up assistant: Caoilfhionn Giff ord. Set-design assistant: Ryan Stenger. Printing: Arc Lab Ltd. On-set production: Steve Sutton and Katie Fash.

This story originally featured in the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of AnOther Magazine, which is on sale now.