The pre-fall 2011 collection from Alexander McQueen has us standing at attention with its military inspired pieces perfect for the battlefied that is fashion. McQueen designer Sarah Burton stayed with a restrained color palette of navy, black and red hues along with metal details which we also saw in the spring season. Luxe jackets and tailored bottoms were accompanied by above the knee dresses, offsetting the masculine influence with a feminine edge.
Following up its campaign, the lookbook for Alexander McQueen’s spring 2011 collection hits the web and offers a more detailed look at Sarah Burton’s creations for the new season. Worn by Patricia van der Vliet, the spring designs bring romantic visions somewhere a cross between fairytale princess and sci-fi heroine with the intriguing styling of loose-fitting silhouettes paired with print and metal works.
Lindsey Wixson appears as the face of Alexander McQueen’s spring 2011 campaign wearing one of Sarah Burton’s romantic creations with a butterfly motif in the background. Wixson also appeared in Mulberry’s spring campaign this season. (NY Mag)
The latest issue of Vogue US profiles Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton and her creations for spring 2011. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, models Lily Donaldson, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, Mirte Maas and Patricia van der Vliet wear Burton’s darkly romantic designs.
The Alexander McQueen spring 2011 show was received with rave reviews on Tuesday, and photographer Agata Pospieszynska (AF Photo) was backstage to capture all the models as they prepped for the big show. Featuring girls such as Karlie Kloss, Lindsey Wixson and Nimue Smit, Pospieszynska makes backstage happenings look beautiful in the black and white photographs.
Spring 2011 marks Sarah Burton’s first season as creative director of Alexander McQueen after the designer’s recent passing in February. Burton has said before that she would bring a more feminine and tender quality to the designs, and the garments presented were certainly more softer than previous collections. With the play of silhouettes and textures, it is apparent that Burton is paying homage to the late designer with references to past seasons. Overall, the spring collection proved to be a more than adequate effort in paying tribute to McQueen’s legacy. One can only hope that we will see more of Burton’s own creative vision in the future.
Inspired by the 90s grunge age, the fall collection of McQ by the late Alexander McQueen has an intriguing mix of pattern, color and texture. Featuring stripes, patchworks, florals and denims, the autumn range truly evokes the androgynous style of the iconic era with a juxtaposition of feminine and masculine attire.