November 28, 2010

When nature takes over.

Filed under: Uncategorized — blindcopy @ 2:18 pm

As always it took me quite a while to process and digest all the Spring/Summer 2011 collections, and – as always – I changed my mind a couple of times. Jil Sander for example: First I didn’t like the latest collection, now I think it’s one of the best since Jil Sander left the house.

I liked the first Alexander McQueen collection after the death of McQueen himself at once (who did not?). Especially since his longtime assistant Sarah Burton proved to be a more than worthy successor. She gave the McQueen baroque woman an even stronger feminine spirit. To me her collection symbolizes the matriarchy of nature. Even the staging of the show where grass made its way through the white parquet floor reflects that.

I don’t remember when and how I discovered that (quite late, I know), but I love the feminism a la Burton in the most powerful yet seductive way. And if I can’t get hold of a piece of it (let’s say the clutch – i love the clutch) I have to copy the Minx-ed nail art at least.

(Fashion images courtesy of


In my opinion one of the best, if not the best SS 2011 collection.



  1. I didn’t doubt Burton for a second. It’s incredible. I look forward to see the direction she will continue to take McQueen. I would love to eventually get my hands on a piece from either of the McQueen eras, heck I’d even settle for a McQ trench coat!

    Comment by Prêt à Porter P — November 28, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

  2. It’s so good to read your observations, because I have to admit that after reading ‘Sarah Bourton followed close into McQueens footsteps’ I didn’t really bother to look much closer. But these designs are very, very special, and not just a follow-up.

    Comment by Sabine — November 29, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

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