Paris certainly saved the best until last with the Autumn 2012 presentation of Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton did not hold back when it came to unleashing her incredible creativity and skill in a collection that blended futurism with volume, texture and colour.

"It's futurism with softness, not cold futurism," she said in a preview. Her collection helped to sum up the similarities between man and nature, who are not at odds. "It's looking forward in a completely positive way."

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With lightness as her basis, Burton went beserk (in a good way) with an explosion of feathers, organza, tiers of fluffiness, ruffles and embroidery. Models wore sci-fi black visors and mushroom-shaped domed caps as they sauntered down the catwalk in coloured confections of colours including baby pink, bright red and deep magenta. And as for the shoes, those heel-less horse hooves were also given a girlie, frothy makeover. It was a brilliant and beautiful Fall collection that had all the spirit of McQueen who no doubt was looking down from the heavens with a big grin.

[P.S. Yes I've been playing with animated gifs, but I felt that was only appropriate for such an incredible show!]