I am going to see the Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum next week so it was interesting to consider the Alexander McQueen Fall 2015 collection, shown at Paris Fashion Week a few days ago, in context.
I have to say that, overall, I prefer the aesthetic seen from Sarah Burton at McQueen to that presented originally by Alexander ‘Lee’ McQueen which, whilst beautiful and extreme seemed, often, almost alien in nature. I wonder if the exhibition will give me more to think about on this. Hope so.
This Fall’s RTW collection, from Sarah Burton, was really rather beautiful per the Style.com review:
… the purest distillation of what she [Burton] called “the spirit of the rose,” a flower that begins with a tight bud that opens into a lush bloom and then eventually collapses back onto itself in gorgeous decay. Burton had in mind the photographs of David Sims, who once made a book for the art/fashion publication Visionaire that was dedicated to the rise and fall of the rose. This show trod that same path, structure to dissolution, just like nature itself. The show notes said it better: “the frayed nature of reality and the beauty of imperfection.”
Beautiful. Maybe I shall see you at the exhibition?