Sarah Burton took over the creative helm at Alexander McQueen in 2010. Since then the designer has propelled the rebellious British brand to new heights, adding a softer, more feminine edge to its typically subversive collections. Gothic, romantic and with an air of other worldly etherealness, each piece is made with same considered construction as couture, making it a sure-fire sartorial investment. Signature touches like peplum hems, body-con pencil silhouettes and art-inspired prints make the label’s skirts anything but simple. The house’s late founder, Lee McQueen, famously wore a kilt to take his final bow at each runway show, paying homage to his Scottish ancestry and the sentiment remains with thigh-skimming pleated styles and the continued use of tartan. Shake-up your formal wardrobe and work one of these inimitable pieces next to sharp, structured tailoring.