SPRING SUMMER 2015 | READY-TO-WEAR
Alexander McQueen is not a house where people can typically shop from, nor is it a show where one looks to mark off the emerging trends but what I find so refreshing to witness – is how Sarah Burton never wavers from what this house stands for.
Burton’s magnificent pieces have a palette of blossom pink, red and black. They consist of blown-up floral on lantern-sleeved dresses, striking Japanese prints on severe python skin suits and leather strapped harnesses that form the top of voluminous chiffon skirts. Elegantly tailored capes with Oriental elements- mandarin collars, traditional circular patterns – seem to be a contemporary reinvention of the kimono.
At the show, the Geisha-like theme developed, extending to hair and make-up, this enhanced the Samurai warrior feel, with faces covered in black lacquer masks and hair pulled back into neat ponytails.
This collection has a somewhat erotic feel to it with open up necklines and slits in sleeves which reveal windows to flesh. In the show, the finale dresses in this bold collection had an air of movement and were decorated in hand-cut floral ruffles.
A BLOGGER’S PERSPECTIVE
My initial reaction to the collection was that notions of freedom and constraint seemed to be playing on the mind of Burton when creating the collection. Each piece shows strength, domination and sensuality.
Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2015 will certainly be remembered, especially with next year’s Met Gala coinciding with “Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion” opening at The Anna Wintour Costume Center. I think I can speak for us all when I say that this collection is top of our wardrobe wish list.