ALEXANDER MCQUEEN | FALL / WINTER 2012
Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton showcased a Fall / Winter 2012 collection gloriously doused with a sense of futurism fused with classicism.
The combining of the inspirations validated McQueen’s aesthetic perfectly. Incorporating tiered puffball skirts in extravagant brocades and printed jacquard perpetuated a sense of futurism, if not an idea of something out of this world. This paired with shaggy furs and ostrich feather fabrics adhered to an ideal that was quintessentially Alexander McQueen.
Flowing capes were layered over delicately draped dresses with pleated hems and accessorised with the recurring uniform of futuristic visors masking the models faces.
Organic shapes epitomized the McQueen Fall / Winter 2012 collection, incorporating beautiful tulip shaped coats and dresses in powder pink with extensive embedded detailing. Japanese influences came into play, with short sharp coats in traditionally monochrome, oriental prints and boasted extensive fur lapels and fur cuff detailing.
A futuristic dress created solely from black fur pom-poms was slit to just above the navel and added to the absence of an aspect of everyday clothing.
The irresistible collection was truly Alexander McQueen; beautiful to look at but hard to incorporate into everyday life.
- Charlotte Stamp