McQueen: The First Collection by Sarah Burton
It’s strange to think of having a Fashion Week without Alexander McQueen, but as it is said “The show must go on” and so in this case does McQueen’s label with Creative Director Sarah Burton. Her collection, according to this New York Time’s Article by Cathy Horyn, says the collection is based on decaying nature and incorporates some of McQueen’s older collections with Burton’s design esthetic.
Personally I love the use of feathers and the volume and it’s a great transition, which you can clearly see from my earlier McQueen post, it’s a little of this and that and makes way for the new designer to eventually have her own ideas rather than having to constantly incorporate the late designers ideas.
The lesson is that we should be sad about the change, but rather accepting because honestly can anyone replace McQueen? No, but his legacy can live on and this collection is a quite farewell to the late designer and the beginning of a new McQueen. In a couple of seasons we should see what Burton is capable of and I can’t wait because if this collection is any indication she will hold the helm to the high standards that it was always meant to be.