The Four Seasons: Alexander McQueen Edition

Alexander McQueen (Pre-Fall 2011)

Alexander McQueen (Pre-Fall 2011): Sarah Burton is deeply inspired by the spirit of Alexander McQueen, and thru her feminine insight, she draws a softer image to his fashion line.

Bi-Colour Military Silk Shirt (Alexander McQueen: Pre-Fall 2011)

Alexander McQueen (Bi-Colour Military Silk Shirt): There’s a boyish ruggedness to this shirt. For a downtown look, match with black stovepipe jeans, zipper leather jacket, leather riding boots and a mini cross-body bag.

Wide Chained Bridle Belt (Alexander McQueen: Pre-Fall 2011)

Alexander McQueen (Wide Chain Bridled Belt): Effortlessly cinch your way into a perfect figure with anything from tunic blouses, boyfriend shirts to a lace bodysuit.

Black Buckled Punk Boot (Alexander McQueen: Pre-Fall 2011)

Alexander McQueen (Black Buckled Punk Boot): Both Captain Hook and Captain Morgan have nothing on these feminized pirate boots. Great with denim, harem pants, cropped trousers and dress pants.

Alexander McQueen (Pre-Fall 2011: Look Book)

Alexander McQueen (Fall 2011: Shoes)

Fur-Armor Bootie (Alexander McQueen: Fall 2011) (Runway Exclusive)
Armour Wedge Sandal (Alexander McQueen: Fall 2011)

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN (FUR-ARMOR BOOTIE): Sarah Burton created a nostalgic experience with these pony fur booties (armor detail designed originally by former designer Alexander McQueen). The style is surprisingly flexible and wearable with a black leather cuff, lace blouse, tweed skirt and a mini quilted bag or a rocker tee, black denim cigarette pants and a matching woven leather tote. Unfortunately, these booties were a runway exclusive, but the wedge sandal versions are available. Same great look, only much more feminine.

The Original Armor Boot: Leather Studded Armor Boot (Alexander McQueen)

(Leather Studded Armor Boots featured at the Daphne Guinness exhibit from September 16th 2011 thru January 7th 2012 at the FIT Museum.)

Alexander McQueen (Fall 2011)
Studded Lace-Up Platform Boot (Alexander McQueen: Fall 2011)

Alexander McQueen (Fall 2011): The House of McQueen is constantly taunting us with props featured in their collections, as with these lace-up leather thigh high boots (shown on model), but smaller versions are up for grabs, like these Studded Lace-Up Platform Boots. Toughen your work clothes, color-blocking outfits, your leather everything, lace tops and bottoms, metallic blazers and pants, and black sheer or mesh blouses.

Alexander McQueen: Black Fingerless Gloves (shown on model)

Alexander McQueen: Zipper Tweed Knuckle-Box Clutch (shown on model)

Alexander McQueen (Fall 2011)
Alexander McQueen (Fall 2011)

Alexander McQueen (Fall 2011): Leather lends a hard-edge, while tweed renders softness… This not a dream, but dare to dream.

“I get my ideas out of my dreams… if you’re lucky enough to use something you see in a dream, it is purely original. It’s not in the world — it’s in your head. I think that is amazing.” –Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen (Fall 2011: Runway Video)

Alexander McQueen (Resort 2012)

Into The Future (Alexander McQueen: Resort 2012): This splendid white lace dress is perfect for Pre-Spring/Summer. Simply add a floppy hat, woven tote and wedge sandals. For those who vacation in winter, do not miss your opportunity to sport this look.

Alexander McQueen (Resort 2012: Look Book)

Alexander McQueen (Spring 2012)
Alexander McQueen (Spring 2012)
Alexander McQueen (Spring 2012)
Alexander McQueen (Spring 2012)

Into The Future (Alexander McQueen: Spring 2012): A display so remarkable, one can only quote the great Alexander McQueen, “British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.”  

Here we have dual nature; light & darkness, masculinity & femininity in this thrilling domineering collection. Ingenious face masks and head-gear offer a sense of sadomasochism to complete the dresses aggressiveness. Alexander McQueen Ready-To-Wear is not for the faint of heart; it is a wearable weapon, much like full-bodied armor.

Alexander McQueen (Spring 2012: Runway Video)

Diving for McQueen: Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn Enters the Folds of Sarah Burton’s Spring 2012 McQueen Collection 

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