Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Alexander McQueen was a famous British fashion designer who was known for his delicate designs and soft materials. After he passed away in February 2011, Sarah Burton who was his assistant for fourteen years was announced on May 2010 as the new creative director of the Alexander McQueen brand, since then she’s continuing to present fashion collections that perpetuate the soul of the former designer. Her spring/summer 2011 Ready to wear collection is clearly reflecting her creativity combined with a sign of Alexander McQueen’s sensual imagination. The collection focused generally on dresses in both short and long styles, plus some nice ensembles and suits. Long dresses had a fantasy look with a big Renaissance neckline made of crochet & Chiffon, and a 3-D crocheted flowers design. The most attractive long dress was the white one which had a simple design; sleeveless with a high neck, made of transparent georgette and completed with a very stylish big leather belt, it looks feminine, subtle and fashionable. Printed chiffon long dresses were also beautiful with color tones graded from very light green to dark brown. Short dresses whether tight or large were elegant and tender; high neck is dominating even with short dresses except for few designs such as the black one very décolleté made of molded flower or butterfly patterns. Printed silk short dresses were very stylish with or without the big leather belt; sleeveless, high neck and large skirt, they are very good looking, and you can also find leather tight short dresses with snake skin. Suits and ensembles were original and unique, even if they came in ordinary and pale colors like white or black, their designs were innovative also comfortable and can suit either casual or formal looks, and of course not forgetting the feminine side in every working woman who wants to feel comfortable during her working day and keep on the soft and delicate look at the same time. A very elegant white ensemble composed of short skirt, top and vest looks contemporary with a classic touch which is an excellent combination for a chic formal look. The designer used the leaves pattern made of leather many times in different ways; once in the black dress in diagonal cut, and other in the dark blue suit composed of trousers and a bolero. A lot of colors were used in this collection especially in dresses whether short or long, most of the colors were nice and tender to match with the romantic atmosphere of the fashion show, however, bright colors weren’t completely absent; orange and golden also appeared.