With my lack of Fashion Week posts in the past couple of months, when I do end up posting about Fashion Week, I unfortunately have to filter it down to my favourite standouts. I would love to talk about labels other than the typical big designer labels (I talk a lot about Dior, Chanel and McQueen, don't I?), or about collections that I don't necessarily have a positive review for, but bear with me as I take a look at Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012.
Pre-Fall was never too exciting for me; it wasn't quite Fall, and it wasn't quite Spring. It just never produced looks that were so astounding they couldn't have been saved for Fall collections. And really, it's just another reason for designers to be overworked. But Alexander McQueen gave a Pre-Fall collection worth singling out. It was a sharp, gothic, Victorian collection with a focus on menswear and three-dimensional floral embroidery. Sarah Burton began with exquisite black embroidery atop cherry red, all belted with black leather corset-like belts, and accessorized with mercilessly pointed boots. The boots were what first drew me to the collection. They sharpen the line of the leg, and you no doubt feel powerful wearing them.
See the entire collection here.
Image Source: Style.com