Fall 2011 RTW: Alexander McQueen

9 Mar

Burton has so completely taken over McQueen and encompassed his designs and vision that I really feel as if he were still alive. While many designers work from the original designers past collections — she is not basing things off it, she shares the exact same vision. She is like a reincarnation of the King himself. She used an old venue of McQueens — La Conciergerie, Marie Antonette’s prison and McQueen’s FW 2002 show where he lined the runway with wolves. Burton used what she called, “Heritage silhouettes,” essentially worked from McQueen’s past pieces. These were beautiful in such a scary and harsh way that is typical of McQueen. I also can identify his pieces because they remind me of birds — the way that the feathers and the structure feel so innate to the woman wearing it. There was a lot of roughness in this collection and bondage that did not do it for me but McQueen always had that rough edge to him. The end was a series of just such beautiful white dresses — really fueling the rumor that Burton is designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. They were so elegant and so beautiful. The detail shots of these pieces were amazing — each stitch was intentional and I can only imagine the hours it must have taken to nail everything down correctly. Burton and McQueen work perfectly together — the ideal collection. Oh, and of course — the shoes are ALWAYS to die for.

Credit: vogue.com


Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Runway Review


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