British fashion designer Sarah Burton is perhaps best known as the creative director of fashion brand Alexander McQueen and for designing the famous royal wedding gown of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
The designer has once again reinstated her position as the number one choice in the fashion arena with her latest Fall/Winter collection at the 2012 Paris Fashion Week,
Feminine, elegant and seductive; the evening wear collection presented by Burton at the event left all her spectators spellbound.
This was her fourth catwalk collection after inheriting the creative director role at the high-end fashion label and has been regarded as her best till date.
The inspiration for her collection was reportedly the "rippling underbellies of mushrooms," with naturalistic imagery embroidered on the evening gowns. To further entice the fantasy of the spectators, Burton created layers of fuschia tulle on the gowns to create a dense and vibrant effect.
According to Associated Press, the teeming feel to the fibers blown by the movement of walking models painted a scene of anemones and medusas in a sea-palette of ice white, soft blue and crimson. The peplum of one blush pink dress, with a metal pincer belt, recalled the layers of a jellyfish, and the tooth of an octopus. At several points the audience gasped.
The Guardian reported that Grace Coddington described Burton's collection as "enchanting" while Salma Hayek said it was "joyous, like seeing beautiful flowers you have never seen before."
Start the slideshow to get the complete look of Burton's Fall/Winter collection at the Paris Fashion Week: