Paris Fashion Week: Alexander McQueen… you are KING!
If I was a fashion designer, this week would be the week that I packed it in. On Tuesday evening, Alexander McQueen streamed his Spring/Summer 2010 collection live online at SHOWstudio, though in true Fashion Week style it ran late. Nevertheless, Alexander introduced us to Plato’s Atlantis. The delicate prints, the structures and angles of the clothing, the details – the collection seemed to mirror Plato’s description of the lost city of Atlantis. The pieces were futuristic yet primeval, reptilian yet alien-like and left me wanting more.
Forget the sissy Louis Vuitton bunny ears. Alexander McQueen’s magnificently sculpted hair designs have put an end to them. They are dead. I dare Madonna to try these!
What about the references to Alien the movie. Who knew extra-terrestrial could be so beautiful?
As the saying goes, ‘no pain, no gain’ and that really applies to the shoes that were sent down the runway. There was even a point in the show when one of the models almost took a tumble.
These are my picks. There is no doubt the whole collection is stunning but my two favourite pieces are the shoes and clutch below. The shoes are simply breathtaking, managing to be hard yet soft and those colours are perfect. The bag is sensational and probably the most wearable accessory from the collection. I want it now!
Alexander McQueen does not even compare to the other collections this season. It is forward-thinking, futuristic, primal and beautiful, far from a lot of the safe that recession-driven stuff that has been shown. He is more than on top his game.
Plato said, “a hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.” Plato was talking about Alexander McQueen.