As the fashion elite descended onto Paris fashion week a few days ago, Mcqueen fans where abuzz about what Sarah Burton had in store for them...And she certainly did NOT disappoint yesterday as the Spring/summer 2012 collection made its début.
From the very first moment I set eyes on the opening piece of the collection, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. In a word, Breathtaking. And It only got better...
Every piece was a triumph as It emerged onto the catwalk; with each model resembling a divine sea creature emerging from the surf. The sumptuously ruffled skirt-suits in burnt gold, creams and pastel pinks; with high collars and pinched in waists where very feminine, but with a subtle hint of fetish.
The gowns, as to be expected from the house of Mcqueen where beautifully crafted and a feast for the eyes. Organza and chiffon ruffles that undulated with every step, conjured images of jellyfish...the craftsmanship that went into ensuring this movement was created is BEYOND genius!
The stunning embellishment of each gown was again, to be expected from Mcqueen...pearlescent like armour, shoulder pieces made of clustered pieces of coral and intertwined metal that served as both belt and necklace.
Also the head pieces worn by each model where beautiful in themselves, some being nothing more then delicate lace-netting, whereas others where fully embellished masks that where impractical yet beautiful...Another fetish twist.
Mcqueen himself was constantly re-inventing himself, with each season having a completely different vision...Burton has yet to truly re-invent herself and create a collection that is extremely dissimilar from the last. Despite this, I loved the whole thing...from beginning to end! I just hope that next season she shocks the fashion world to its core with something completely unexpected!
Here are my favourite pieces from the collection...however you can view the full collection in both images and video over at the official Mcqueen site alexandermcqueen.com/SS12...Keep an eye out for those undulating hemlines!