To quip it, the Alexander McQueen show was solid gold. Sarah Burton‘s first show for Alexander McQueen was as touching and eerie as the late designer could have produced. There was a reassuring familiarty with her designs that was surreal to say the least. With grandiose, hand-crafted pieces to stun the masses, it was also quite clear you were seeing ‘McQueen’ through a woman’s eyes – the vision was respected and forward strides were made. Brilliant craftmanship and a riveting display. View Post
Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman knocked themselves out again with gravity-defying dresses (a Marchesa staple at this point), laser-cut fabrics, and embroideries so royal they would have looked grand in the Topkapi Palace. Like many of their peers (such as Rodarte), the designers showed harem-pant jumpsuits for evening; will we see celebrities crossing over from gowns to dhoti-pants on the red carpet?
In any case, there are enough mind-boggling confections for Marchesa’s starlet fans to choose from – mostly in white, cream, and blush (all proving vastly popular colors for Spring) – with details in lace, teased and gathered chiffon, and sparkling webs of jewels. A black-and-white ombré tulle hand-painted gown with a skirt the width of a crater was a definite crowd pleaser. Closer to the end, there were deep, rich colours – painted with Spring flowers – in purple iris and midnight blue. Accessories obviously consisted of Christian Louboutin‘s fantastical creations – mostly shoe-boots and heavily embroidered sandals which were all made to match the gowns. These were paired with Marchesa clutches. What will they cultivate next season? One can only marvel. Hence the photo overload. Don’t hesitate to grab a glass of vino and click on everything.