15.04.11 Press Preview

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 Press Preview

Yesterday I was honoured to be one of the few people invited to the Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 preview at their Bond Street store in London.

During my one-to-one I got to see the current Spring and Resort collection; spying many celebrity red carpet looks including Blake Lively’s amfAR New York Gala dress, Mila Kunis’ SAG Awards dress and Rachel Zoe’s Alexander McQueen folk tote.

The majority of the collection was on display with a beautiful mix of powerful pieces ranging from black vixens pieces accented with leather harnesses to snow white fur trimmed pieces.

Despite some of the hard edge to some of the pieces, I love the fairy-tale spirit.

McQueen was very specific about the type of celebrity who would wear his creations on the red carpet, and that will continue.

Noomi Rapace, Cate Blanchett and Anna Paquin are all fans of the brand. They have a mysterious aura about them which enables them to carry the pieces so well on the red carpet.

I can see them all wearing this collection, which also includes a few Cannes worthy gowns.

Seeing the collection up close was breath-taking because the attention to detail is incredible. It gave me an even greater appreciation of the collection and the hours which go into creating such iconic pieces.

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The accessories include the runway shoes which will be going into production with the exclusion of the heel with the spike.

Skulls continue to be the signature feature on the bags and clutches. I love the skull above with the spiked Mohican.

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16 Responses to Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 Press Preview

  1. ShoeGal April 15, 2011 at 15:06 #

    This is like a little chunk of heaven! It is classic McQueen. So rock&roll,so glamorous. I adore it all.

  2. Victory Ford April 15, 2011 at 15:12 #

    Love this I will be blogging about it I love his work, never disappoints!

  3. Vidhya April 15, 2011 at 15:14 #

    Wow… u must feel incredible to see all this up close..Its an amazing colelction.. i love that clutch in ur first pic.. which is ur fav?

    • Fashion Critic April 15, 2011 at 15:23 #

      The clutch and white fur trimmed jacket…

  4. garmai April 15, 2011 at 15:19 #

    those shoes are EVERYTHING; I’m sure they look that much better in person!

    • Fashion Critic April 15, 2011 at 15:23 #

      They are everything and more…

  5. mm April 15, 2011 at 15:39 #

    The pics are phenomenal. I know this was such a treat. I am just outdone on the amazing details

    • Fashion Critic April 15, 2011 at 15:47 #

      thank you…Nikon SLR :)

  6. mol April 15, 2011 at 16:43 #

    The pictures of the dresses are beautiful – the shadows and light give them a mysterious glow, very enchanting….love the detail pictures as well.

  7. Luis Santos April 15, 2011 at 17:00 #

    Mcqueen and Balenciaga are my fave brands, this look very beautiful and handmade. For me McQueen is so more couture than brands who actually have couture shows.

    ” the runway shoes which will be going into production with the exclusion of the heel with the spike.” – This is such a shame I am pretty sure it will be a massive sucess.

  8. dee April 15, 2011 at 19:33 #

    I love the gothic feel of this collection. The accessories especially are divine.

  9. Lee Ann April 15, 2011 at 20:15 #

    You lucky thing! thank you for making a tough week just a bit better

    • Fashion Critic April 15, 2011 at 20:59 #

      I was an amazing experience. I do feel very lucky.

    • Fashion Critic April 15, 2011 at 21:00 #

      glad I could put a smile on your face x

  10. Fashionmeal April 17, 2011 at 11:29 #

    If you took the picture on the clutch on the top with the front out of focus then you might want to pat yourself on the back for some good photography skills.
    (No sarcasm, so don’t worry. Hah. Love the shot)

    • Fashion Critic April 17, 2011 at 12:14 #

      Yes I took all of them.

      Thanks for that compliment because I just recently completed a photography course x

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