Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen S/S11

- Fashion

After being given a HUGE shoes to fill, Sarah Burton (Lee McQueen’s long time head of design), continues the legacy McQueen left behind. Her first collection for the line showed drama and fantasy that McQueen himself would be proud of.





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The collection was NOT MEANT TO BE an actual collection, instead, it was done as a TRIBUTE to McQueen and his works, which explains its lack of consistency; hence the use of fabrics, the contradicting silhouette, piece-y patterns and prints.

I personally did not like the loose fitting trouser with huge pockets on the sides, or any of the pocketed trousers (they tend to give me a dated vibe), the exaggerated undone cuffs, and that bright red double-breasted velvet blazer paired up with a loose tribal printed trousers (much like his Fall/Winter10 collection); but it is McQueen, and I have nothing but respect for Sarah for sticking to McQueen’s vision. I did love that dramatic floral coat, and that smoked-sheen blazer but the styling didn’t do much for me. The rest are the usual McQueen looks that I have expected and loved.

Hats off to Sarah for giving her best and taking on the challenge. McQueen is McQueen, and at the end of the day, we don’t want an exact the same replica of what he could have done, instead, we want new vision that is comparable to the image that McQueen have created over the years, and Sarah, in all fairness, has accomplished that.


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