Saturday, October 6, 2007

McQueen Reigns Supreme

Alexander McQueen is hands down one of the most visionary designers in the game right now. His runway shows have reinvented the "show" aspect. McQueen's Spring 2008 collection made reference to one of his mentors, the late Isabella Blow. God bless that woman's soul. She was another original character in the fashion arena who passed away this year. Known for her extravagant style and her over the top hats, Blow basically discovered McQueen and put him on. So of course the Philip Treacy hats that he put down the runway were out of this world. The butterfly hat is an ornamental masterpiece. The collection as a whole is very exciting, the feather dresses and head pieces are imaginative showpieces. Incorporating the look through cosmetics is just another daring step McQueen takes to actualize his vision. I can guarantee that you will be seeing more of this collection as the periodicals start to put out fresh stories. Thank god Vogue let Sarah Mower write the runway review, I don't think anyone would have done it better. Check it out at

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