While the death of the great Alexander McQueen still weighs heavy on our hearts, every end signals a new beginning, and it was a new beginning for Sarah Burton. This was the first collection that Burton had to tackle entirely on her own, but she seized the moment and turned it into something spectacular. For Spring/Summer 2011, the McQueen aesthetic was kept alive and thriving. However, what Burton offered to the collection was a different perspective: one of softness and of less severity. Whereas McQueen loved controversial, eyebrow-raising shows, Burton kept the set simple and inviting. The show started with signature McQueen elements (tail-coat, strong shoulders) that were softened by the tailoring and by the slicing of the shoulders.
Watch the entire show here. It's worth your time.
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