Tuesday, March 20, 2012

ALIENATED FUR (my favourite paris fashion week show pt.2)

Space-like Runway @ Alexander Mcqueen Fall 2012

As what the fashion critics say, that you can expect the unexpected in Alexander Mcqueen show. "It's always something new, avant-garde, and-of course-beautiful. That particular presentation found savage beauty in darkness and despair. Quintessential McQueen, in other words. But today, Sarah Burton well and truly laid those old ghosts to rest with a show that celebrated, in her words, "a beautiful future, positivity, optimism."" (style.com)

The collection consists of a black, white, baby pink, and red colours. There are black-and-white dresses with laser-cut laces. Then they began to open out, first into cherry blossoms (maybe it was that Japanese connotation that triggered visions of a manga army with the models' uniform white wigs, sci-fi visors, and Rollerball booties), next into "doilies" of laser-cut ponyskin mounted on leather, and finally fur pompoms. Then the pods exploded, like puffballs, into extravagantly shaggy shapes in goat fur, ostrich feather, or Mongolian lamb, their shivering undulation evoking another organic association: anemones swaying in the tide. I think this is one of the best collections from Sarah Burton's (besides the Spring 2012 collection).

xoxo, yesferdinand