Thursday, October 14, 2010

A new Knight:

A worthy successor was crowded as Sarah Burton presented her first collection after the death of her mentor and friend Alexander McQueen.

The style and silhouette of the collection was unwaveringly iconic for the house, but the lightness and aesthetic of the pieces presented a unique first glimpse of Burton’s own vision.

The pale models with their loose long braids and soft expressions, contrasted to deep royal hues and clean creams. The perfectly placed layers of painted feathers and leather leaves gave a sense of new life and were if not purposely used seemed to define the feel of the collection.

Long white dresses, gold adorned black suits, decadent royal print structured jackets over loose sheer skirts in the same print, amazingly detailed gowns, and just the right amount of skin revealed through cut away prints and buttoned up jackets.

The perfect transition collection, a new era for the McQueen house. 

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