Friday, July 22, 2005

Fall Faves : Alexander McQueen

The old school wonder.

An obvious tribute to the would have to be blind not to catch that. One of the big trends this fall, revival of the sixties, has been brought to our attention, much thanks to McQueen among others. With McQueen, multitudes of personalities from the sixties were revisited, from the Jackie-O hairdo to the sultry sexpot on television.

Each piece was different and refreshing, and not once boring. The seperates were just as lovely as the dresses and McQueen invested so much energy to capture the feel of the sixties, right down to the tights of that time.

Grey adorned work dresses and suits and sewed on corsages found their way onto knit skirts and tops. There was the animal print series, so ubiquitious in the sixties. And this coat simply reminded me of the one Gwyneth wore in The Royal Tenenbaums .

The knits were beautiful, such as this striking canary yellow sweater and this so-sixties striped one. But the most mind-blowing beautiful one goes to the bright blue sweater dress above, one of McQueen's best pieces. Simple yet so stylish and a classic style for keeps.

The coats too were fabulous. From hippie fringed ponchos to shearling winter jackets, McQueen really impressed with his creativity. I especially loved the tailoring and detail of the moss coat on the left. So arty and unusual, but wearable anyways.

His gorgeous gowns also transformed the models into dazzling mermaids while his chiffon cocktail dresses like this butter yellow one were simply splendid.

Every trend this fall has been showcased on McQueen's runway, from the obvious trend of the sixities revival, to the return of black to the current craze with grey and western mania, McQueen has got it all right.

My ultimate favourite piece among all the wonderful pieces?

Without a doubt this stunning white dress. The little intricate diamante detail to the delicate gathering and the flirty romantic hemline, I've utterly falled in love (head over heels and all) with this exquisite piece.

Ten upon ten.