This year's Madcap fashion show's theme of Carousel Couture has all of the designers overflowing with inspiration. There are so many angles, references and interpretations that everyone can have their own unique view. Carousels have been an inspiration for many world famous designers as well. The collection that really stands out in my mind is the Alexander McQueen Spring 2005 show where carousels were both a subtle inspiration and an obvious theme. Just look at this gown that McQueen has literally circled with horses and wrapped with candy striped lines. Equestrian inspired pieces were also seen in other pieces and particularly in the accessories.
A video of this theatrical show can be seen on Style.com, a full retrospective of all of Alexander McQueen collections can also be seen on the site.