Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2013

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Alexander McQueen SS’2013

Ms.Burton and her team pursued the elegance and accuracy with flavor of royalty for menswear collection of Spring Summer 2013. The mood boards in the McQueen studio included pictures of Marc Bolan, Lucian Freud, Picasso, and William Powell, and a huge amount of inspiration came from the German conductor Herbert von Karajan. Sarah Burton created it as male vanity, the peacock male or the English gentleman in a contemporary context.

She kept the spirit of the designer with elements of his humor especially flavored in shoes he used to create and then by most paying more attention to his beloved photo-centric prints. Personally, I was impressed with her ability to integrate the same fabrics for both men’s and women’s collection. It is quite a hard practice, but she has adapted well and succeeded. And I’d like to highlight that she even used a progression of one print as in the monster dragonfly. I’d say brilliant work, Ms. Burton!

The designer mentioned Dorian Gray and Visconti’s Death in Venice as points for preference. The mood of a decadent old Europe was felt in a silk-cotton as the collection’s basis.
Art Deco patterns on sports jackets, tuxedos, black and white trenches, and embroidered silver and Gustav Klimt print jacquard suits, casual knits, silk pajamas, velvet collared coats – all designed to satisfy the most vain audience around the World.
Alexander McQueen collections stay favorite for its audience even after his death, Sarah Burton does her best and makes it all perfect and classy!