Embellishment becomes increasingly elaborate. No surface is left untreated. Panelling, pleating, ruching, waterfall ruffles and frills. Laser cut patent leather and hammered metal harnessing.
Silk, lace, pearl and metal-encrusted embroideries degrade in places and in others appear almost to grow on the body, creeping from hemline to head.
“I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess – an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme.” Sarah Burton