Alexander McQueen 2013 Pre Fall

I was recently perusing the Pre Fall 2013 collections when I came across the ALEXANDER MCQUEEN show. I was struck and as I clicked through the looks, I couldn't help but think these are the chicest pilgrims I've ever seen. Ever. Large square buckles and priest like capes left little doubt as to the overall theme and influence. I did however feel a sort of contradiction between the highly detailed work and and a sense of austerity. The looks all featured a simple color palette, severe hair parted down the center, and minimalist make up that contributes to an impression of purity. I absolutely fell in love with the cinched waists and long chain necklaces, not to mention the high waisted pant that needs to find a home in my closet. So, are these woman travelers on a journey? Perhaps on a quest for a more fashionable religion? Well then, let us set a course for a new world! What time do we sail?