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.