Friday, June 25, 2010

BEAUTY: Clothing

Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen's longtime Head of Design, has debuted the first collection since AMcQ's death. The Spring-Summer 2011 Menswear collection, called "Pomp and Circumstance" is marvelous. The McQueen website says the collection "draws on the DNA of the house, and the archive." It goes on to say, "This is the England of Alexander McQueen, a place of eclectic historical and cultural references."

I clearly see Edwardian influences in the collection mixed with the unique McQueen cut and interest in fabric technology. I like how the trouser silhouette goes from very tight and fitted to wide and loose. And the jackets that evoke a past era are fantastic.

I can't help wondering if Sarah Burton was nervous, taking over for such an innovative, creative designer. But then again, AMcQ would not have had her around if her spirit and vision were not sympatico. After seeing each of these looks and asking myself, "Does it seem like something Lee would have created," I believe the answer is "Yes."

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