I hope you enjoy these two videos - the first is the catwalk show of the Spring 2012 collection and the second is an interview with Sarah about the inspiration behind the collection which is inspired by an underwater world. The show is memorising in many ways; the liquid golds, soft corals and black, the organic movement of the fabrics, the slightly Gothic yet ethereal lace masks. Waists are pulled in with chunky metallic belts in contrast with oceans of soft ruffles.
It's amazing to get an insight into both the workspace and creative process involved. Sarah describes the collection -
“I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess – an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme.”In this short film by Dustin Lynn, The New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn meets Alexander McQueen Creative Director Sarah Burton at the label’s Paris atelier to explore the house’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection.
I hope you enjoyed the two videos! For more information on McQueen, visit the website. You might like to read my previous post too.