March 15, 2010
Runway Report – Alexander McQueen Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 2010
The 16 outfits bringing back the medieval romanticism, with religious iconography were presented as the final honours to Alexander McQueen. The collection brought back the scene of Byzantine period with middle Eastern influences.
A moodboard (created by me, duh!)
Model’s head moulded in golden leaves and feathers, bodies draped in fitted silhouettes with gold foil embroidery, the collection was as opulent as the Byzantine era itself.
Models walked on crocodile skin ankle boots or over-the-knee boots featuring golden angels or floral motifs.
These outfits show McQueen’s love for digital printing which played the lead role in his SS 2010 collection. Paintings of Botticelli, Hugo van der Goes, church angels were digitally printed on silk bodice. Golden feathers peep out of the layered tulle skirt while the pleated skirt redefines the feminine curves.
These outerwear with waist belt have Asian style voluminous trumpet sleeves while the embroidery again is clearly inspired from the rich Byzantine art.
The collection took a minimalistic turn with full length dresses in greys and ivory.
This collection has the last trace of Alexander McQueen’s creativity and that only makes me emotionally connected to this collection. Secondly, my design ideologies are very much inspired from the way McQueen treated fashion! LONG LIVE LEE MCQUEEN!