Q + Mc = McQueen Alexander

McQueen Spring Summer 2014
Ahh even just the though of McQueen brings a massive smile to my face. The spring summer collections, RTW, Mens & Runway all surpassing expectations it has been a pleasure to experience the world of McQueen and Sarah Burton.

McQueen Spring Summer 2014

McQueen Spring Summer 2014

The Women’s Runway collection for spring summer instantly strikes with its monochrome and red colour palette, eye catching strong and not your typical summer colours. Then the warrior like metal head-ware, leather bra tops and metallic harnesses encircling their breastbones, necks and wrists. 

McQueen Spring Summer 2014

Laser-cut leather skirts rippled around them in tiers of red and black or white leather, or came as short kilts buckled twice on the hip. The collection is powerful but not aggressive, with a delicacy coming from the oscillating pleats of skirts that later appeared in tiers of red and black horsehair or ostrich feathers beneath bound bodices. Crochet dresses were stiff with beading but still transparent, like African body art, while trousers cut to mid calf under matching full laser cut skirts gave a hint of the sporty element that is set to be a major trend for this season. Drop-waisted skirts were padded at the back for extra shape or featured wedged tiers of fabric below matching square cut jackets that, when toned down for the shop rails, will make for modern elegance, and will be added to my dream wish list….. A girl can dream. 

McQueen RTW Spring Summer 2014
McQueen RTW Spring Summer 2014

McQueen a great British brand that captures everything that is a British sense of fashion. A dare to be original, bold, with impeccable attention to detail and an eye for the next big thing, always the trend setter never the follower! One of the things that the McQueen brand do so well is too translate their catwalk collection down into their RTW collections, with the same cutting edge design, print and colour combinations paired with interesting fabrics and silhouettes you can feel like you have just stepped off the catwalk yourself, if you have the money that is.

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