Alexander McQueen’s Futuristic Fall 2012
Sarah Burton literally has no flaws. In her fourth collection for the McQueen legacy (“only fourth?!” we hear you say), Burton has truly come in to her own, whilst still continuing the aesthetic of her late mentor. The abundance of fur and exaggerated shapes was a particular highlight, linking the collection to that of it’s predecessor, in creating a wonderful fantasy of a cyber-warrior, with her metallic visor blocking all distractions. And of course, that is what McQueen is always about, is it not? The fantasy of that fashion warrior, protecting herself, defending her right to express herself, and wowing everyone. Although the collection was mostly unwearable, one appreciates the artistry behind the entire concept – the white hair, the heelless shoes, the abounding gowns in the finale. It was a McQueen collection. Because Sarah Burton is not just Sarah Burton – she is a reincarnation of the man himself, creating beauty that leaves fashion lovers and loathers alike, breathing in contentment. And for that, we say no more, because it speaks for itself.
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