Paris Fashion Week: AlexanderMcQueen SS 2012 RunwaySarah Burton is a name that all fashionistas should know and respect in the fashionindustry. She is the antecedent creative director for the house of Alexander McQueen.Since the world lost the creative genius of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton hasstepped up in a major way, taking the wheel and moving the Alexander McQueenfashion ship forward and the McQueen vision very much alive. Burton gets fashion, justas McQueen did. So we’ve compiled a few of our favorites from the SS 2012 collectionbelow.
Alexander McQueen collections have a flare for the unusual. Exploring the extraordinaryto bring forward a unique kind of beauty is signature McQueen. The gown picturedabove is a mixture of feminine and edgy hardware. The top of the dress looks more likea suit of armor, while the bottom of the dress appears to be fluffy feathers. The hoodelement of the dress adds a final exotic touch to the unusually elegant gown.
Again, not your average gown, but beautiful just the same. If you’re familiar with thehistory of Alexander McQueen, you’d know that he had a peculiar fascination with seashells and ocean life. The dress pictured above looks like something from under thesea, almost as if the gown morphed into form cascading over the models body. This isnot just a dress, but piece of art.
Next, spotted on the runway is this red and white fantastical gown. Looking likesomething out of a dream, the floor length dress has beautiful ruffled hemline matchingthe bust line and neck. The long cascading shawl is a pleasant finishing touch to theelegant frock.
One of the more daring pieces in the Alexander McQueen SS 2012 collection is theabove black romper with intricate lace spaghetti straps. The lace hood covering themodel’s face draws more attention to the outfit. We also love the strappy knee highplatform peep toe heels.
Getting down to business we see the above two piece suit Alexander McQueen style.The blazer is all about the details, the high collar, shoulder pads, ruffled sleeves and anoversized statement belt. The pencil skirt also had unique detailing down the front of theskirt and the two toned ruffled hem. The strappy platform sandals with gold hardwareare going to be a must have this coming spring.
Finally we chose this exceptional one piece dress with a regal high ruffled collar,shoulder pads and hemline. The gold ensemble is on our runway to retail wish list forthe spring. And again, we see the gladiator sandals that we must have.