I am on a fashion high. It’s a similar feeling to the first instant that you know you are in love yet never thinking twice that this feeling is not reciprocated by another human being. Suddenly, your loneliness is overtaken by a need for personal independence and your sadness is replaced with an energized powerful feeling, knowing that the impossible has become possible. Your doubts are replaced with hope. Your eagerness to bathe in these feelings and tightly hold onto them becomes imperative. Your eyes become filled with so much beauty that only standing on the highest peak looking out into the sky, while witnessing the most beautiful pinkish-orange sunset over the deep blue sea, can overpower this beauty. Time speeds up and your mentality opens doors to a new reality. A new vision for life. A life like the woman that Lee McQueen visioned.
The power these clothes inhabit are only emotionally felt in their surroundings. The innovative ways in which the clothes are created are for more than just to wear. They morph you into the woman you have always desired to be. They breathe strength into your tattered weak limbs and replace your cynical perspective with internal personal strength. They are art. They are power. They are McQueen.
There aren’t many times in fashion where you feel clothes. When they make you believe that anything is possible because of their existence. It’s because of the intricate details and the imaginative way in which they are created that instills these powerful emotions. There isn’t anything like the design team at Alexander McQueen. For Sarah Burton’s first major collection, she took everything that made McQueen but turned his dark strength into romantic positivism.
Enjoy the pictures from Press Day for their Spring 2011 and Pre-Spring 2011 collections. Just remember, the clothes never ever look as good on film as they do in real life…unfortunately.
I also just want to say, thank you to Stylist Niki Brodie. Without her, I could not have attended any of the events I went to at Press Week. Thank you Niki!
Runway pictures from fashiongonerogue.com