Remarkable collection of underwater thesis merged with the dignity of the ice queens was presented in a magnificent fashion translation stamped by Alexander McQueen for Spring/Summer 2012 season. Sarah Burton, the creative mind of Alexander McQueen’s brand was highly inspired by the sea – one of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring wonders of the nature. The cast of mythological sirens and glorious sea creatures followed the aquatic influence with the intricate, well-detailed masterpieces, complexity of forms and its multiple interpretations on fabrics. There was supremacy of lightweight materials like silk chiffon, organza and tulle giving the feeling of softness and finesse. The fabrics outlined the nature of the waterfalls, sea foams,oyster like designs, coral Raff forms implemented on the gowns The palette of colors had very gentle and romantic feel with the scope for white, shell pink, silvery lilac and peach hues to gold opulence of matelassé Jacquard and strong coral-red. There was also a space for the signature of Gothic black in fetish transition of laser cut leather with lingerie detailing. Very interesting accent was presented through the lace headpieces. With the top-to-toe concept, the innovative treatment expressed the dramatic illusion of the sea.
The fashion show was the art presentation blurring the line between reality and theatrical performance depicting nymphs, ethereal beings and aquatic creatures. Balancing among mathematical precision,couture artistry and costume design Sarah Burton managed to continue the legacy initiated by McQueen himself with the DNA of the house.
Photographed by Kevin Tachman
Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign
photographed by David Sims
featuring Raquel Zimmermann
The signature of Alexander McQueen as always captivating and with the touch of ethereality follows their concept on their Autumn/Winter 2011 campaign captured by David Sims. Small dose of Harry Potter vibe and great impact on apocalyptic vision with religious background highlight the key designs of Sarah Burton. Featuring model Raquel Zimmermann surrounded by dark mysterious scenery resembles the imagery of supernatural being, like a saint during intimate revelation. The images reminds me about the editorial with Abbey Lee Kershaw depicting Joan of Arc theme.