F A S H I O N / 22.02.2016

This collection was spun out of dreams. Sarah Burton is gifted.She described her woman as: “Almost sleepwalking, in a state where reality and dreams become blurred.” Toward the end, this imagined character had become an almost incorporeal sylph, like a vision from an Erté drawing, trailing a silver-sprinkled cloak embroidered with stardust and the phases of the moon.But the collection had substance too. It started with black coats, variously jacquarded with pocket watches, eyes, and butterflies, or sculpted from fine leather and then hand-painted with flowers by a specialist floral artist. Tailoring was always one of McQueen’s power bases, and...