Friday, 5 November 2010

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower...

I suppose I really should post reviews of SS '11 shows...
But, you know what? I'm far too into autumn right now. I love it so much, the colours, the knitwear, the capes... and the general cosiness of it all.
So instead I'm gonna review AW 2010. At first I couldn't think who -I loved too many: Prada, Marc Jacobs, Celine... But after a while it came to me that who I really had to do, was Alexander McQueen.

I have to admit it is hard to write about this collection. So many have- with much more experience and knowledge than I. Yet, he has for me, as he did for them, inspired. I always marvelled at his designs, and have taken this as an opportunity to pay my respect and add my thoughts to the masses out there.
His collection is so rich, in so many ways. The models look like powerful rulers, dressed in royal reds, golds, silvers, whites and blacks.
Beautiful rich embroidery and folds and gathers are seen, all intricate and so perfectly placed, creating patterns within themselves. Jewels in vibrant reds, greens and purples also add to this sense of power and wealth.

There is also what seems like a religious aspect. Prints of what look like medieval religious art can be seen, and some garments bear a likeness to monks cloaks, with prints featuring images from what look similar to church statues. There are also many prints of wings and some models were wearing feathers on their head- this for me suggested angels. All of this adds to the sense of power, and also gave it a sense of holiness, and divinity.

Overall, it is spectacular. And although this is a bitter-sweet collection for many, it is a very fine one. And although every time you scroll through the pictures, you wonder what the whole collection would have been like if he had been alive to finish it, and how he would of presented it, it still shows McQueen in his full glory as a designer. You can see how thorough his research is, how vivid his imagination. His use of colour and wit, his precision and craftsmanship, as well as the pure and utter genius of his clothing, which is far more than clothing- art, just shows what a unique man he was, and how talented. He will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

The Clothes Press


  1. Love you blog, and great post! I hope you also will visit or follow mine!

  2. AMAZING post. And I love elbow patches too <3

  3. I will copy you the phrase!!
    Every leaf is a flower!

    loved it.
    And I love McQueen.
    Tonio, from the lovely san BLOG
    Hope you like my blog.

  4. Thank you, The (indeed!)Lovely San! I really love your blog!

  5. I'm an autumn girl, the colours and richness are so inspiring. This collection is one of my all time favourites, brilliant.