Im back with my favorites/review of the Alexander McQueen Women’s Spring/Summer 2013 runaway collection! We all know how much I loved Alexander McQueen as a fashion designer as an artist and as an idiosyncrasy, how much I loved all the previous Alexander McQueen collections and how much I adore Sarah Burton’s collections, even if they are not creations of THE god of fashion. Because, Alexander McQueen and MQ are not just my favorite fashion houses. What makes them so unique is the way they express fashion through art, how every apparel they create is a masterpiece. That is why, the moment I received the email that announced the collection in my inbox, I immediately started preparing this post. And, to tell you the truth, this collection blew me away!
The combination of the feminine, slightly back in time, sexy and delicate style with the forceful, progressive and astonishing aura that fills the runaway is by itself, a reason to love this collection. Not to mention how every look seems to time travel back and fourth without being chronologically specific…
“The collection is a study of femininity. We looked at erotica. Vargas girls, cages, corsets and crinolines and the idealisation of the female form. Nothing is set in a particular period. It’s about sensuality and skin but not nudity. We also wanted to express lightness, for the clothes almost to hover over the women who wear them.” Sarah Burton
This, is art. Pure, beautiful, hysterically harmonic art.
A brief description of the collection
“THIS SEASON SEES THE RETURN OF A HERITAGE SILHOUETTE. WASP WAISTS AND A CONSTRUCTED HIP EXAGGERATE A FEMININE SILHOUETTE.”
“Signature tailored jackets are layered over jewelled, moulded resin bustier tops and sheer, mid-calf length honeycomb pencil skirts, or cropped panelled trousers. A play between covering the body and discreetly exposing it is seen throughout as the transparent is juxtaposed with the opaque and garments peel away from necklines and shoulders (…) Every aspect of the foundation garment and the transformation of the body that is a hallmark of the house of Alexander McQueen is explored.”
Experience the beauty and the glamour of the runaway by watching the two minute backstage film
I hope you enjoyed my runaway favorites..! Yellow and fuchsia ruled the fashion show towards it’s end, and as far as it concerns this year’s trends, they’re in!
To fully enjoy the collection and the world of Alexander McQueen, click here.
ps. Tell me what you liked the most!
Also, watch the full fashion show here!