For Fall 2012, Sarah Burton chose to look to the future with a collection meant to exude positivity and optimism.
An illuminating contrast from past collections designed by Alexander McQueen himself, the assortment managed to provoke similar reactions as viewers entered the eternally breath-taking world of the house of McQueen.
Take a journey with Burton and follow the models as they cascade down the runway, eyes shielded by futuristic wrap-around visors, waists cinched elaborately by sculptural metal belts and wrists and ankles cuffed in fluff, be it feathers or fur.
Every dress moved outwardly and swayed with each step. From luminous whites, to pale shades of pink, bright reds, soft lavenders and finally jet black, each piece seemed to be extensions of the bodies they adorned.
The outward extension could be symbolic of Burton’s sights on the future of the brand which will go on with the goal of preserving the emotional connection between garment and consumer forged by McQueen.
Wearable? No, but the runway looks serve as inspiration for a commercial collection that is available and is sure to aid in the aspirations to move forward.
See the collection in it’s entirety here.