RUNWAY REVIEW: Alexander McQueen Fall 2013

When Sarah Burton took over as creative director of Alexander McQueen in 2010, many had questioned how the vision of Alexander McQueen would live on. However, each showing proves that Burton is doing an amazing job and I have to say this is one of the strongest collections I’ve seen from her. Because she is currently pregnant, the collection was limited to ten pieces and each was so ornate and breathtaking that ten pieces was perfect. I love that Burton didn’t shy away from doing a collection. It shows that she is definitely in charge of the label and its aesthetic while taking charge of her personal life.

I enjoyed the color palette chosen for these looks and thought that even though white isn’t considered a “fall color”, it fit so well into this collection. Each piece dazzled me, but I have to say my favorites were the black looks. We all know I fall in love with anything spiked, so I’m living for the rhinestone detail on the jackets and fishnets. The silhouettes were also amazingly beautiful with the majority of them cinched on top with hip accentuation. Plus the nod to medieval fashion? Perfection.

Side note: I think the line between fashion and costume gets blurred in this collection. While I think fashion and costume work together in many aspects, this definitely verges on costume-y. However these pieces were so beautiful, I could care less..

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Amber Callan

A Rice University graduate, fashion blogger and Inbound Marketing strategist who lives in St. Louis. Spends her free time eating tacos, playing her PS4 and creating more art to clutter her apartment with.

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