Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014

This season’s Alexander McQueen fall winter 2013 – 2014 collection was only 10 looks. Sarah Burton is pregnant so they scaled down the collection. When I saw the photos initially I was like, “WTF, there are only 10 looks” then I saw the video. My “WTF there are only 10 looks” turned into “Holy Shit what wondrous and magical 10 looks”.

This pearl encrusted Alexander McQueen fall winter 2013 – 2014 collection took influences from the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I, the Ballets Russes and ecclesiastical dress. The result is stunning costume but I have no idea what we’ll see in stores come the fall.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014

I still think that Alexander McQueen is a little one trick pony these days. The line seems stagnant and stuck in a rut. I see a lot of the same silhouettes with different treatments season to season. That’s not to say the house doesn’t produce exquisite clothing, it’s does, I’m just kinda bored. That being said, this collection was hands down incredible.

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i want: Black Dragonfly Spine Lace Dress by Alexander McQueen

Black Dragonfly Spine Lace Dress by Alexander McQueen

Black Dragonfly Spine Lace Dress by Alexander McQueen

I’m not going to lie, I haven’t been paying much attention to McQueen after Alexander died. Not that Sarah Burton isn’t doing a bang up job, it’s just missing something for me. That being said, I do love this Dragonfly Spine Lace dress from the Resort 2013 collection.

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Flare Magazine x Nadège Macarons

Flare Magazine x Nadège Macarons

Flare Magazine x Nadège Macarons

Macarons and fashion are always mentioned together. I should be over everything related to macaron but I’m not. They are just too damn tasty to ignore. Flare and Nadège teamed up to create macaron based on shades from the fall winter 2012 – 2013 collections. You can see all 10 of the creations at Flare.com.

Toronto’s top macaron maker Nadège Nourian, of Nadège Patisserie, has created one-of-a-kind shades just for FLARE inspired by the season’s hottest hues. “This is one of the most challenging projects I’ve ever worked on,” shared Nourian while on set for our macaron photo shoot, “but it was incredibly fulfilling and so much fun to do.” See these delicious confections paired with top looks from the international runways for a sweet visual treat.

Flare Magazine x Nadège Macarons

Flare Magazine x Nadège Macarons

Four of the ten custom marcaron created for the editorial are available for purchase at Nadège Patisserie for a limited time. The flavours are (top to bottom in above photo): Chocolate cherry, inspired by Givenchy , Grand Cru chocolate from Brazil, inspired by Balenciaga; Cotton candy, inspired by Stella McCartney and Rose, inspired by Alexander McQueen. At the time of writing, I have eaten the Stella McCartney macaron and it was delicious. I can’t wait to eat this box over the next couple days.

images: flare.com, myself

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at The Met, May 4 – July 31, 2011

Alexander McQueen Dress The Horn of Plenty, autumn/winter 2009–10 Black duck feathers

Photography by Sølve Sundsbø

I have to get my ass to New York City to see the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit running from May 4—July 31, 2011 at The Met.

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his Central Saint Martins postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation, which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. The exhibition will feature approximately one hundred ensembles and seventy accessories from Mr. McQueen’s prolific nineteen-year career. Drawn primarily from the Alexander McQueen Archive in London, with some pieces from the Givenchy Archive in Paris as well as private collections, signature designs including the “bumster” trouser, the kimono jacket, and the three-point “origami” frock coat will be on view. McQueen’s fashions often referenced the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s, but his technical ingenuity always imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at the vanguard.

This video is a great overview of the collection to watch if you can’t make it in person.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 Shoes

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Shoes
Sarah Burton was influenced by The Ice Queen and her court for the Alexander McQueen fall winter 2011 – 2012 collection. As always, I want – I got focuses on the crazy shoes.
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Shoes
This season they continue with the platform base and takes some influence from fetish shoes with all the laces and stiletto heel.  I’m liking the boots and they come in some different treatments like leather, croc and pony.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Shoes
You see this shoe which will is the standout of the bunch with it’s own heel spike. I wonder if this shoe will actually be produced for retail.  It’s a bit cyberpunk for the Ice Queen.
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Shoes
As always these shoes will be hot commodities.   You can try your luck  with the selection Holt Renfrew brings in or you can call your closest Alexander McQueen shop and get on the waiting list.

UPDATE: I found some more great photos to share.
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Shoes
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2011 - 2012 Shoes

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Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011

Alexander McQueen under the direction of Sarah Burton is different. It`s a softer, kinder and more feminine McQueen. I miss the hard edge that was an undercurrent in all of Lee`s work. Sarah`s McQueen is a nice girl more than the tough girl vibe that Lee had. Lee is gone and I`ve spent my time mourning so now I`m looking towards the future of the house.

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011

This is the first collection from Sarah that really attracted me. Of course it plays up the nautical and military influences that I just can`t get enough of.

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011

There are some really great jackets that play up ceremonial military dressing.  You have your choice of large overcoats or slim, figure flattering jackets.

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011
The black boots are pretty hot too.
Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011

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