Tag Archives: Alexander McQueen

The Collections: Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012

25 Jan

The lens of the fashion world has shifted to the couture, but we are still gleefully haunted by the Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012 collection.  Most of the time, words are easy to find when reflecting on the impact of a collection, but Sarah Burton has again left us utterly speechless. Insanely gorgeous. For some reason, we have an urge to go belt shopping…













China Gets Its First McQueen Boutique

31 Oct

We don’t usually make a habit of reporting on every boutique opening, but we continue to be intrigued by the Asian luxury market and its effect on the overall fashion industry.  The chic, shimmering city of Beijing is now home to China’s first Alexander McQueen boutique and by the looks of these just-released images, it is drop-dead gorgeous.

The Market: Alexander McQueen Metal-Plated Platform Sandal

20 Oct

Alexander McQueen Metal-Plated Leather Platform, $4,790, net-a-porter.com

How do we love Sarah Burton? Let us count the ways…number one being the way that she has carried on the Alexander McQueen name with collections that lack for none of the craftsmanship and adept execution of the fantasy world that was pure McQueen. We gasped when we saw this platform on the runway and it has now hit the market. We don’t even know where to begin with this shoe: the cool armor-like metal plating is an amazing contrast to the feather detail and the 7-inch heel is only for the most serious of stylephiles among us. Net-a-Porter’s editor’s notes mention that this is a perfect shoe for a “modern nuptial”, and we have to say that we really want to be at the wedding where the bride walks down the aisle in this shoe. Yes, at over $4,000 it is an understatement to call this an investment shoe, but you know we love us some fashion daydreams, and it just doesn’t get any dreamier than an exquisite McQueen platform. Sigh…

The Collections: 3 Resort 2012 Trends We Want to See In the SS12 Collections

22 Aug

Giambattista Valli Resort 2012

The end of August may mean back to school and the beginning of the end of summer for some, but for the fashion world, it signals the fact that Fashion Week is just around the corner.  So we thought that we would take a look back at the recent Resort 2012 collections for trends that we would love to see carry over into the Spring collections. Much like the Couture can be a mini-lab to test ideas for Fall collections, Resort can offer clues to a designer’s inspirations for the Spring. Here are 3 major Resort 2012 trends that we want to see more of come September:

Super-Saturated Color

Christopher Kane Resort 2012

Giambattista Valli Resort 2012


Valentino Resort 2012

Alexander McQueen Resort 2012

Wallpaper Prints

Suno Resort 2012

Louis Vuitton Resort 2012

Alexander McQueen Exhibit

20 Apr

Select images from the Lee Alexander McQueen exhibit, Savage Beauty. The exhibit runs from May 4th- July 31st, 2011 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are no words…