Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

The Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 collection was quite an achievement.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

I like the minimal look of the ad campaign. It works perfectly against the super ornate clothing.

Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 - 2014 Ad Campaign
Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2013 – 2014 Ad Campaign

Model: Edie Campbell
Photographer: David Sims

images: Alexander McQueen Facebook

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.

images: style.com
http://nymag.com/thecut/fashion/shows/2013/fall/paris/rtw/alexander-mcqueen.html

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.

images: alexandermcqueen.com

Flare Magazine x Nadege 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

images: eastnews.ru, vogue.com

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

images: style.com

Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2011 Shoes

Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2011 Shoes
The Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2011 Shoe collection continues with their ornate designs.

Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2011 Shoes
UPDATE: April 29, 2011: The butterfly shoes are on sale at alexandermcqueen.com right now. Get them before they are gone.
Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2011 Shoes

Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2011 Shoes

This season’s butterfly influence leads to some interesting shoes but nothing tops the Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 – 2011 Shoe collection.

images: tooklookbook.com

To Lee, With Love, Nick – A Tribute to Alexander McQueen

Lee Alexander McQueen
image: zimbio.com

Nick Knight and Bjork teamed up to create this stunning tribute to the late Alexander McQueen.

Celebrating the breathtaking imagination and groundbreaking designs of Lee Alexander McQueen, the latest fashion film by Nick Knight pays tribute to McQueen’s sensational creations, stellar career, and most importantly to the man himself. Directed by Knight and set to an exclusive soundtrack by Björk, the film is featured online at SHOWstudio.com.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 – 2011 Shoes

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 - 2011 Shoes

The ornate nature of these Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 – 2011 shoes has me speechless. The Object Fetish by SHOWstudio: Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Shoes video blew me away but I didn’t realize how extensive the ornate shoe collection was.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 - 2011 Shoes

I’d love to see these up close. I’m so curious about the materials used. The heels look like they are made of plastic.  I can’t believe they would be some kind of metal, seems that would be too heavy.  I wonder how long some of these embroidered pieces take to produce?

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 - 2011 Shoes

images: tooklookbook.com

Object Fetish by SHOWstudio: Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Shoes

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 - 2011 Shoes

I’m loving the Object Fetish videos by SHOWstudio.

Examining key pieces from next seasons international collections, Object Fetish trains obsessive attention onto next seasons not-so-obscure objects of desire – namely the choicest accessories from fashions favourite names, metaphorically unpicked through film and text.

The last Object Fetish video I showed you was for the Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 Chanel Ice Cube Handbags. This video takes on Alexander McQueen’s final Fall Winter 2010 – 2011 collection. The Fetish is shoes.  The object is pictured above.  The video isn’t on youtube yet so you will have to visit the Object Fetish – SHOWstudio site to watch.  It’s well worth it, the shoes is one of the more ornate things I’ve ever seen.  I really wish SHOWstudio would have embeddable movies.

I’ve also tracked down some images of what’s to come in shoes this fall for McQueen.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 - 2011 Shoes

images: showstudio.com, fashionising.com

Alexander McQueen Resort 2011

Alexander McQueen Resort 2011

This is Sarah Burton’s first kick at the Alexander McQueen womenswear line since Alexander has died. I have to admit, I’m liking this Resort 2011 collection.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2011

It’s a safe collection and you can see the difference a woman’s touch makes. It’s a much softer collection that manages to keep a lot of traditional McQueen elements.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2011

Alexander McQueen Resort 2011

Alexander McQueen Resort 2011

Alexander McQueen Resort 2011

images: style.com

Alexander McQueen Menswear Spring Summer 2011 Video

This is the first collection by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen since the designer died. I saw the photos initially and wasn’t sold. However after viewing the Alexander McQueens menswear Spring Summer 2011 fashion show my attitude turned around. I like the collection, very subdued. I’m very curious to see what these means for the womenswear collection.

Vogue Nippon May 2010 – The Girl From Atlantis

Vogue Nippon May 2010 - The Girl From Atlantis
This editorial is absolutely stunning. I love the use of the Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis spring summer 2010 pieces. It’s quite fitting in this underwater world. Other designers in the editorial include Balmain and Prada.

Vogue Nippon May 2010 - The Girl From Atlantis

Photographer: Solve Sundsbo
Styist:George Cortina
Model: Alla Kostromichova

images: the Fashion Spot

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Fall 2010

Here it is, the last collection. The Alexander McQueen Fall 2010 collection was perfection. I can’t believe we will never see the product of his genius again. It’s just so sad. I’ve included the full collection here. You might want to head to nytimes.com’s fashion section. They have huge hi res photos from the Alexander McQueen Fall collection. You are going to want to see the incredible shoes up close. The jewellery is fantastic and I love the huge collar necklace.  Of course, you’ll want to see the exquisite beading and prints.  The nytimes.com doesn’t report on all the fashion shows, but the lucky ones are given great hi res treatment.

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Fall 2010

images: style.com

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear – Pre-Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Pre-Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2010 is a dream. It serves as a reminder of what we have lost. The best was still ahead for Alexander McQueen. We have pre-fall 2010 and the upcoming fall 2010 to soak up all that is McQueen before the house loses it’s soul.

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Pre-Fall 2010

Alexander McQueen Ready to Wear - Pre-Fall 2010

I’m speechless when it comes to this collection.  Great details with the handbags and the shoes.  I love the incorporation of the men’s fall 2010 print into the women’s collection.

images: alexandermcqueen.com

Spring Summer 2010 Runway Fashion Trends


I have some trend forecasting posts for Spring 2010, but I realize that doesn’t help anyone looking for what is going on after the shows have happened. Here is a post to help those who are getting directed to the Fashion Trends Forecasting Spring Summer 2010 post. These are the trends that are hitting the streets for spring and summer 2010.

SS10 Trends Lingerie Jean Paul Gaultier
Lingerie on the outside – Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Jean Paul Gaultier

SS10 Trends Blazers Junya Watanabe
The blazer. See Junya Watanabe, Yohji Yamamoto, Isabel Marant, Balmain

SS10 Trends Legs Versace
Legs in shorts or skirts. See Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Versace

SS10 Trends Leather Celin
Leather. See Celine, Ann Demeulemeester, YSL, Rick Owens, Greta Constantine

SS10 Trends Sports Rag & Bone
Sport. See Rag and Bone, Alexander Wang, Prada, Balenciaga, Gucci, Hermès

SS10 Trends On the Farm RalphLauren
On the Farm. See Chanel, D&G, Ralph Laure, Christopher Kane


Knotting and draping. See Burberry, Donna Karen, Lanvin

SS10 Trends Prints Alexander McQueen
Prints. See Versace, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten, Alexander McQueen

SS10 Trends Kitten Heels Louis Vuitton

Kitten Heels.  See Marni, Louis Viutton, Missoni

SS10 Trends Sheer Donna Karen
Sheer – Donna Karen, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Jeremy Laing

Cutouts. See Phi, Mark Fast, Viktor & Rolf, Michael Kors, Gucci

SS10 Trends Military Jil Sander
Military РBalmain, Celine, Jean Paul Gaultier, Chlo̩, Phi

SS10 Trends Stripes Givenchy

Stripes. See Roland Mouret, Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, Givenchy, Gareth Pugh

SS10 Trends Lavender Louise Goldin
Lavender. See Louise Godin, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs,

Matthew Williamson, Versace, Burberry, Louis Vuitton

images: style.com, the fashion spot

i got: Fashematical by Fashematics aka Jonathan Zawada

Fashematical by Fashematics aka Jonathan Zawada

Fashematical by Fashematics aka Jonathan Zawada

Fashematics is the brilliant website by Jonathan Zawada. It a blog that combines math and fashion. I’m so in love with it. Jonathan created an amazing zine recently and I immediately ordered it.

This book was published to commemorate the 50th fashematics equation created for Zawada’s fashematics.com blog. Jonathan created this zine of his favourite looks from the Spring/Summer 2010 runway shows, reinterpreting the models as part of either a horde of zombies or an army of robots. It is a flip-flop zine that reads inwards from both covers beginning with either a Zombie Karl Lagerfeld or Android Lagerfeld sticker. Features clothes by Prada, Bernhard Willhelm, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, Chanel and more…

$16 (AUD) for international shipping. BUY IT HERE!

I’m loving the robots more than the zombies but it’s all a lot of fun.

Fashematical by Fashematics aka Jonathan Zawada

images: fashematics.com