The Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 presentation was everything I imagined it would be: a haunting spectacle of brilliance which I found to be very emotional and quite moving.
Sarah Burton truly captured the spirit of McQueen like never before in this otherworldly sea-life-inspired collection.
The sea-life inspiration was evident from the ruffled hemlines of the tailored skirts and the twisted lapels of blazers which looked like sea sponges, plus coral pieces which were a shade of seashell.
Lee McQueen was obsessed by birds so Sarah paid homage to him by presenting bird-like creations. Feathers accented several looks and the pleated organza provided feather-like details.
We saw dramatic shapes on light lace and leather fabrics which gave us ladylike silhouettes with a fetish twist.
I was most impressed with the sharp Couture-like tailoring, which would be presented well on the red carpet by Cate Blanchett or Tilda Swinton.
Golden hues were mixed with lilac, gothic black, blush and ivory to provide the perfect colour palette for this classic yet modern collection.
Key accessories included lace masks which looked like seaweed tendrils which with covered just the models hair or they wore a full-faced mask which was accented with feathers, glass beads or dazzling jewels.
The models navigated the runway perfectly in sky-high wedges with a hallow detail.
I’m very excited that I will see this collection up close at the re-see later today.
Who I See Wearing This Collection: Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Fan Bing Bing, Lady Gaga and Keira Knightley