22.02.12

McQ Fall 2012

Despite being launched in 2006, this was McQ’s first runway show for Fall 2012 which was held during London Fashion Week on Monday evening.

McQueen’s baby sister had a total revamp for Fall. You could say she’s grown up, as the design team was recently brought in-house under the helm of McQueen’s creative director, Sarah Burton. And it showed.

The sporty street wear and cutesy mini dress we’ve seen on Emma Watson were nowhere to be seen.

With the runway covered in fallen leaves, models stormed – and I mean stormed – the runway wearing military coats with oversized pocket flaps in the highly dramatic show.

We also saw tartan dresses with gothic black-lace sleeves, rich blood-velvet mini dresses with embroidered details, coats worn with leather belts, knit dresses, leather coats with furry sleeves, strapless tulle dresses and coats with velvet leaf-print overlay, and a surprising twist came via the colour tu-tu dresses which stood out against the mostly military-green, blood-red and black colour palette.

Kristen McMenamy closed the show wearing a white tulle gown with leaves embroidered all over it.

During the dramatic finale the room fell dark with a spotlight focus on the model. She looked to the heavens as leaves fell on top of her.

Front Row: Anna Wintour and Salma Hayek

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Rooney Mara, Kristen Stewart, Tilda Swinton and Anna Paquin

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9 Responses to McQ Fall 2012

  1. Zee February 22, 2012 at 13:08 #

    Kristin Stewart will definitely have her hands on this collection too.

  2. robbie February 22, 2012 at 14:17 #

    beautiful collection. looks 15, 17, 33, 34 and 35 are divine, and the coat in look 18 makes my heart skip a beat.

  3. EmmaWoodhouse February 22, 2012 at 14:20 #

    The hair is crazy but I love a lot of the looks–that final dress is gorgeous. Keira Knightley should wear it! :)

  4. robbie February 22, 2012 at 14:35 #

    also the coat anna is wearing looks gorgeous.

  5. firien February 22, 2012 at 17:21 #

    Oh wow.
    This show was a pleasure to watch.

  6. beadingchef February 22, 2012 at 18:27 #

    I loved this collection.

  7. smolls February 23, 2012 at 01:30 #

    What a fabulous collection. I could also see Evan Rachel Wood wearing this.

  8. Dhppy February 23, 2012 at 19:01 #

    There are a lot of 50s silhouettes that Dita Von Teese could make sing in this collection.

  9. Duck February 24, 2012 at 11:35 #

    This was the most dramatic show I’ve ever been to! And my first real life sighting of Salma!

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