Monday, 10 October 2011

The Genius of Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen SS 2012









This is one of the most breathtaking collections I have ever seen.....
In this business one can get a wee bit blaze about the whole Fashion Season Circus....looking at  London, New York, Milan and Paris offerings from a multitude of incredibly talented designers is inspiring and appreciated. There were some amazing collections each with a unique hand writing to suit the myriad of tastes followers of fashion crave but none displayed the mastery of fabric manipulation expert seamstress and down right artistic sensibility and extraordinary imagination challenging our perception of decoration and embellishment than this Sarah Burton collection for S/S 2012.  I must keep going on about Art and Fashion, this collection is similar in extraordinary detail and craftmanship to those gowns made for Marie Antoinette or Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire. A homage to the hidden and macabre marine world and the beauty of le fruit du mer, there is a modernity about the texture contrast and clever manipulation of silks, taffettas and lace also modern stencil techniques the bespoke work involved as art form reinforces ...The collection is sexy and flattering to the female form and more covetous for this fact. This may sound crass but I was reminded of the Mermaids in the recent Pirates of the Caribbean film -  barnicles seen on the head adornments in this collection have also played a fascinating and macabre role in many scenes of this film series!  
I turned down the opportunity of going to the Palace to look at Kate Middleton's wedding dress by Sarah Burton, however would be first in line to see this amazing selection up close to appreciate the level of detail and 'love' that has gone into each piece....


Bravo !


Copy Schelay McCarter - please credit
Photography Vogue.com - please credit.

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