The dreamy romanticism infused in each of Sarah Burton’s collections for Alexander McQueen was never more prominent than for fall/winter 2016. Burton’s magical creative universe took shape in flowy, feminine dress and lacey, lingerie details, counterbalanced by sculptural leather looks and masterful tailoring techniques. The show opened with pronounced references to surrealism, from embroidered patches displaying old-fashioned pocket watches and butterflies, to flowers and Man Ray-esque lips, these objective odes to the imaginative art movement of the early 20th century also existed as prints on feminine sheer gowns and dresses with exposed shoulders. The collection’s perfectly tailored black and cream tuxedo jackets and structural, cropped motorcycle looks were decorated with antiqued charms and chains, while standout eveningwear was presented in the latter ten looks of the show. Each sheer evening gown stood as a blank canvas for a spattering of bejeweled fairytale-like imagery, some finished off with equally embellished capes, others with embroidered duvet jackets. The collection was a progression of imagination and craftsmanship, all seen through the brilliant eyes of Sarah Burton.