Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Building on the Legacy of Alexander McQueen

A few months ago it was impossible to think about Gucci Group continuing to build on the growing success of the Alexander McQueen brand after his death. Hours after his passing our own stock of vintage McQueen was ravenously depleted, for many were trying to get their hands on what ever they could, perhaps quite justifiably fearing an end to the magical mania that was McQueen. Lucky for them they have Sarah Burton, McQueen's second in command and now creative director of the label. Judging by her Resort & spring Menswear outings for 2011, she clearly understands her mentor's trademarks and flair for elegant drama, yet there is a subtle restraint & lightness that suggest a woman's hand will do the label well. Making her upcoming runway debut for McQueen in a matter of weeks one of the season's most important shows to watch.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2011, above.

Alexander McQueen Menswear Spring 2011, above.

1 comment:

Victoria said...

Love the women's clothes, the man's overcoat, but those others look goofy, unkept and a mismosh. Bet if I see them on the street worn by a 'real' person I would probably love them too. Beautiful gown.