Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2012
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Wow. What else is there to say? The Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2012 show is now available online for those who were not able to see it in person. Maybe I’m biased – McQueen has always been one of my favourite fashion labels - and while I’ll admit I was at first dubious as to how Sarah Burton was ever going to follow in the great master’s footsteps, I have now conceded to the fact that she is herself a genius.
Romanticism brutalised – soft corals, golds and pinks in indulgent feminine fabrics contrasted with sharp silhouettes and unforgiving gladiator heels. There are pretty fringes and waists pulled in with chunky metallic belts, and ruffles everywhere.
Burton herself describes the collection;
"I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess - an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme."
I’ll stop talking now so you can check out the collection yourself – and please let us know you’re your favourite pieces are.