Wednesday, 7 March 2012

McQueen's feathery woman

In a season where most of designers came to present
tigh-fitting outfits, Sarah Burton and Rei Kawakubo
are the ones who emphasize hourglass shapes but
contrary to the Japanese's designer two-dimensional
choice, Sarah goes for layering and airy volumes in
her own quintessentially 'McQueen' vision.

Her work is growing up one collection after another
ever since the first one in her name (here) and even
the latest Alexander McQueen fall-winter 12-13 showcased 
in Paris displayed the designer's exquisite flair with 
multi-layered yet weightless cocooning creations,
carefully constructed garments made with the hyper
detailed, time-consuming approach typical of couture.

McQueen's obviously not for everyday, actually the ultimate
gift for blue-ribbon fashion connoisseurs is made of volume,
ruffles and frills exploding in round and flared dresses and
skirts accessorized with metal corset belts and snug sci-fi
plastic visors (one more take on masked fashion, btw).
Sarah masterly combined layers of fabrics into lighweight
pieces in a gripping parade of leather, Mongolian lamb,
fur, feathers, brocade and organza with amazing details
such as lace ponyskin laser-cuts and fur pom-poms.
Bold and dexterous, true to her mentor's style.

> all images © by Gianni Pucci from <


  1. this looks amazing! i still have to check out all the paris collections!

  2. Dearest Elisabetta,

    Wow, you too are ruffling some feathers lately by showing lots of design variety!
    Love to you,


  3. all i can say is : impressive !!
    stay original!!

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