Alexander McQueen: Paris Spring/Summer 2012 RTW

Alexander Mcqueen for spring/summer 2012 RTW was bondage meets mermaid, in a pairing that seems so unusual yet so right.

Proving once again that Sarah Burton was the best choice to superceed the McQueen throne, the talented designer based the aesthetic of the collection on “the three Gs: Grès for the pleating and draping, Gaudí for the architecture, and Gaia for the sense of all-encompassing oceanic life that infused the clothes, like the outfits composed of coral or shells. ” (Style.com).

The pieces evoked an image of goddesses emerging from a far away land, with lace masks and curiously cut gowns at the waist and shoulders furthering the otherworldly experience.

The key, as always is in the intricate detailing. Lace, chiffon and leather worked seamlessly together to provide layer upon layer of texture. The colour palette was neutral bar a select few neon bright dresses one of which was reminiscent of a solitary jellyfish floating through the ocean.

The McQueen aesthetic was unmistakable in the intricacy and silhouette however Burton has forged a name for herself as a designer in her own right.

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Images: Style.com

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52 Comments

  • Reply Sparkles17 Thursday 27th December, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Gorgeous dresses!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Monday 2nd January, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Stunning collection-so classy and chic

  • Reply bassi Friday 28th October, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Hi, this is a great post! Thanks..

  • Reply dancenow13 Wednesday 19th October, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I love all the beautiful lace and ruffles, and pale colours! So chic!

  • Reply pearl06 Monday 17th October, 2011 at 3:40 am

    Cool

  • Reply kimberlay Sunday 16th October, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    So Pretty!

  • sumaya11
    Reply sumaya11 Wednesday 12th October, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Ooh la la!

  • Reply Sarahh Tuesday 11th October, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    I love the colours and the structure in some of these dresses

  • Reply audrey89 Monday 10th October, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Stunning!

  • Reply ang43@hotmail.com Monday 10th October, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Wow what an amazing show… Clearly a true artists!!!

  • Reply doogs Monday 10th October, 2011 at 8:52 am

    one of a kind

  • Reply bluebird93 Monday 10th October, 2011 at 8:23 am

    well… they’re unique.

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I think that some designs are gorgeous, but some are just strange…

  • chuu_sxy18
    Reply chuu_sxy18 Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Really gorgeous!

  • Reply greengal Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    unique and looks good on formal event

  • Reply livi Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Lovely detailing 🙂

  • Reply chocolatelace Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    love the short, red frilly frou-frou dress!

  • Reply Narao10 Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Love the ruffles. Amazing collection!!

  • Reply mummo13 Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Unusual – don’t know whether this type of fashion will really be appreciated.

  • Reply AshM Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    number 24 is amazing!

  • Reply lovelyloves Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Finally!

  • Reply melissacicero Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Beautiful range!!

  • Reply blackcab Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 10:04 am

    long live mcqueen

  • Reply bardie Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 9:08 am

    the frocks look amazing but not the masks

  • Reply jarjar Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 9:03 am

    extraordinary

  • Reply doogs Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 9:00 am

    gorgeous

  • Reply mzluvinkhim Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Strange and wonderful designs as always

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 8:16 am

    ow dear… not a fan of this show at all… a little too out there for me

  • Gjenia
    Reply Gjenia Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 6:42 am

    some strange pieces! ….

  • Reply leighbonello Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Wow so stunning!

  • Reply ECG Sunday 9th October, 2011 at 1:27 am

    great!

  • Reply simply Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    amazing! and unique!

  • Reply vonisntflexi Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    unique designs!

  • jennika
    Reply jennika Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    wow!

  • Reply AlexandraRose Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Gorgeous! Stunning! Amazing!

  • Reply ggional Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    some of them are too weird..

  • aimzybabe
    Reply aimzybabe Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I miss the real Alexander mcqueen. :/ but I love the ruffles!

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Mostly very lovely.

  • Reply pearl06 Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Beautiful

  • Reply Claireo Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    So feminine-love it!

  • Reply DuckieBox Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    LOVE them all!!!

  • Reply saymx Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Nice!

  • Reply kimberlay Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    So feminine.

  • Reply MsKimo Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Sarah Burton has certainly outdone herself with this collection. Such unique pieces.

  • Reply betheliza Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    There all beautiful!

  • Reply hannahstoios Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    w 🙂 w

  • Reply chocolatelace Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    love the feminine and elegant design, absolutely brilliant.

  • Reply Whatthe Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    no way hosea! They are weird clothes that I think will phase out. Can’t imagine anybody I know wearing that ‘stuff’!! EEEEKK run away!!

  • sbooth29
    Reply sbooth29 Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    unique and such an amazing collection!

  • Reply lee Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    the floral designs suit formal event too!

  • Reply Tashie Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Gorgeous, Sarah Burton has done an amazing job!!

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Saturday 8th October, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    AMAZING!!! Love the ruffles and the femininity and the edginess of the entire collection

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