Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2011 Collection
This is going to be the first spring when the fashion world won’t be affected by Alexander McQueen’s creativity. His name truly stood among the most famous fashion designers of European Fashion.
Before his death (February 2010), the name Alexandr McQueen was associated with unlimited creativeness and strong imagination, and now it seems to become a new fashion “brand” (just like the name Chanel).
When I was looking through Paris fashion week collections, I found his name there. To tell the truth, I didn’t know whether to smile or…
Sarah Burton, McQueen’s assistant for the past years, is presenting the “brand.” I can’t say and I can’t even think that Sarah is not a talented designer. But I believe that it is McQueen who inspired her to make this collection.
She managed to astonish the audience of Paris fashion week. Besides, the details McQueen always highlighted were also well done and managed to grab attention.
Well, I guess the theme of this fashion show was to bring in nature — natural pieces have always been the symbol of life and renewal, so by chic details of butterflies, feathers, wheat, leaves and flowers on the dresses and shoes, she wanted to bring into life the darkness that had “fallen” after his death.
Every time I saw McQueen’s dramatic collections, I used to think, “Will anybody ever wear these clothes, except for Lady Gaga? ” Now Sarah, still trying to keep the dramatic mood, made a collection, which is more wearable — maybe by this she wanted to show that she has her own saying.
The first entry was in white silk pantsuit, which was followed by a softly embroidered tailcoat. In both of this you could see so much things reminding of McQueen’s talent. Looped chiffon skirts brought in the romantic presence of the talented designer. The show went on and a few minutes later you could see a black leather jacket, bumster pants and an exotic dress with hundreds of black leather leaves. What do these black leaves symbolize? Maybe death in a new life?
The audience was again astonished with series of beautiful things — dresses with 3D crocheted flowers in multiple lively colors.
What a contrast, after black leaves!!!
And again a wonderful technique, which was McQueen’s winning tool. The bests at the end.
Paris fashion week audience could just kept wondering how one could manage to do that! A dress, which seemed to be made of butterfly wings, a dress made of corn-husk and a gown all covered by lavender feathers.
Really amazing, isn’t it? So why not to applaud Sarah Burton for going on with the work of one of the best representatives of European fashion?
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