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CHLOE Coats from London

©ourtesy of Learner Londoner

Not surprisingly, the British weather has been entirely unpredictable this year.  Although it’s sweltering this week, last week I was tracking down a pair of winter ankle boots. So I’m going to continue crafting the perfect winter wardrobe and pouring through the R-T-W AW12 shows (with the aid of my trusty Elle Collections Magazine). Meet Chloe, or perhaps her coats.  Clare Waight Keller’s second show, was a safe success, appealing to the typical ‘Chloe Girl’ but not pushing any boundaries or generating the impact that Sarah Burton has in her first few terms in Alexander McQueen. What better way to pull yourself out of the winter blues than with a coat in Chloe’s infamous neutral pastel shades. I’m holding out for the high street’s take on these marvels. If anyone knows where I can find a coat similar to this one, I would be forever grateful for a heads up!

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The McQueen Male 2012

Click to visit the original postAlexander McQueen

MILAN, January, 2012

BY:TIM BLANKS

When words like obsession and fetish cross the lips of Burton for McQueen, you know you’re in for a theme park ride through the sparkled, darkling world that Alexander McQueen bequeathed to fashion. It’s not anything Burton shies away from. In fact, with her new menswear collection, she talked about creating “the male equivalent of the McQueen woman.” Burton aim was most obvious in a mini-capsule of bespoke pieces that will be made to order in tandem with the Savile Row tailors Huntsman: a dinner jacket, a Prince of Wales check double-breasted suit, a black cashmere double-breasted overcoat.The formality of that deal set the tone for the rest of the collection. The starting point was portraits from the original nineteenth- Continue reading


Fashion Week Paris 10 “Fashion Moments” at Shows

©ourtesy of Morgan O’DonovanRick Owens‘ beautiful draped silhouettes and soft colours | Photos by: Morgan O’Donovan for Dazed Digital

PARIS, France — Ahh, Paris. The spiritual home of fashion where the wonderful diversity of creative ideas and fashion dreams comes together in a veritable cornucopia of collections that close off fashion month. We’ve selected ten fashion moments from the Paris Autumn/Winter 2012 collections in Paris, with photos by Morgan O’Donovan, whose camera was focused on all the goings on backstage — before, during and after the shows.

Sarah Burton continued her astounding evolution of the Alexander McQueen brand with a show focused on exploding 3-dimensional shapes. | Photos: Morgan O’Donovan  Continue reading


Fashion Fall 2012 Paris fizzling

©By CATHY HORYN courtesy of NYtimes :: ( Paris Fall 2012 Fashion Week )

Alexander McQueen, fall 2012.

Making Magic at Saint Laurent | Balenciaga: Geeks and Spies | Rochas: Stonewear | French Laundry | Town and Country From Pedro Lourenço |

Paris & London fashion seems to be talking about three-dimensional fashion, and the future. Tonight, at Salle Wagram, the same place where Alexander McQueen staged his dance-marathon collection, his successor, Sarah Burton, gave a magical rendering of both. The show started calmly with snowy white bell-shape coat dresses and laser-cut calf skin, resembling lace. All the models wore helmet like white-blond wigs, their eyes shielded by visors. Then Ms. Burton turned up the volume, first with feathery and fur coats Continue reading


London Fall Season celebrates ALEXANDER McQUEEN

Uncompromising: The unusual hairstyle given to the models at the McQ show

 Fashion Work of art: Models had gravity-defying sculptural Hair Military-inspired
MCQ by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: A MILITARY-THEMED CATWALK DEBUT THAT ELEVATED THIS LABEL TO HIGH FASHION

In light of this season, a fashion enchanted forest, the floor carpeted with Fall  fallen leaves, Sarah Burton unveiled the first ever catwalk show for Alexander McQueen McQ label – and she chose the brand’s hometown of London to do it. The fashion shows major departure from McQ’s previously street style vibe – there was no denim, no tartan. Instead, there was high fashion. Military style coats in black and forest green had cinched waists but wonderful volume, created by layers of tulle underneath. Prom dresses, slim leather overcoats, thigh-length boots. Elsewhere, more tulle – this time on an attitudey prom dress, sewn with thousands of colorful petals. Lapels were wide, jackets were neat. There was velvet, wool and heavy embroidery: luxury fabrics that took this label to a new level. I loved the military belts with gold chains, the perfectly cut coats and the luxurious velvet – and of course, that gravity-defying hair very McQueen inspired in the Crystal Palace. – – DEBORAH ARTHURS

A carpet of leaves created a forest feel inside the London venueA carpet of leaves created a forest feel inside the London venue Continue reading


London Fashion Week begins…

London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 LIVE Blog

Follow all the action from London Fashion Week as it happens. Today: London launches, Antoni & Alison kick off, get set for Emilia Wickstead, and more…
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Today: 15:30 Reclaim To Wear x Central Saint Martins
There’s an injection of new blood at London Fashion Week’s Estethica this season, showcasing the best in eco fashion. From Somewhere’s Orsola de Castro, who is also creative director of Reclaim To Wear, an organization that labels up cycled capsule collections, has been working with students of second years students from Central Saint Martins. Ten teams have been using the fashion industry’s surplus such as stock, remnants and off-cuts to create a catwalk piece and two “commercial” pieces. The work of Continue reading


Something OLD Something NEW

Alexander McQueen Designer, Sarah Burton’s attempt to 
Capture The Essense of Grace Kelly? Mission Accomplish, I Guess.
The Alexander McQueen designer made Kate Middleton's wedding dress. Burton was long-rumored to be the dressmaker, with buzz starting in March that she'd been tapped for the job. The Sunday Times of London first claimed Burton was The Chosen One and the rest of the British newspapers and, of course, Twitter really went to town. But, Burton squelched the speculation, telling Vogue UK, "I am not doing it," and McQueen CEO Jonathan Akeroyd, who was said to have leaked the news to a colleague, which then ended up in the Times, denied the reports, remarking, "No, not at all. I am the CEO. I would know if we were doing it." The turning point was Thursday night when a photograph of a woman appearing to be Burton was spotted entering The Goring Hotel, where Kate Middleton spent the night.   Read more and View lots more Pics at Huffingtonpost.com
The Alexander McQueen designer made Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. Burton was long-rumored to be the dressmaker, with buzz starting in March that she’d been tapped for the job. The Sunday Times of London first claimed Burton was The Chosen One and the rest of the British newspapers and, of course, Twitter really went to town. But, Burton squelched the speculation, telling Vogue UK, “I am not doing it,” and McQueen CEO Jonathan Akeroyd, who was said to have leaked the news to a colleague, which then ended up in the Times, denied the reports, remarking, “No, not at all. I am the CEO. I would know if we were doing it.” The turning point was Thursday night when a photograph of a woman appearing to be Burton was spotted entering The Goring Hotel, where Kate Middleton spent the night.
Read more and View lots more Pics at Huffingtonpost.com

The Alexander McQueen designer made Kate Middleton's wedding dress. Burton was long-rumored to be the dressmaker, with buzz starting in March that she'd been tapped for the job. The Sunday Times of London first claimed Burton was The Chosen One and the rest of the British newspapers and, of course, Twitter really went to town. But, Burton squelched the speculation, telling Vogue UK, "I am not doing it," and McQueen CEO Jonathan Akeroyd, who was said to have leaked the news to a colleague, which then ended up in the Times, denied the reports, remarking, "No, not at all. I am the CEO. I would know if we were doing it." The turning point was Thursday night when a photograph of a woman appearing to be Burton was spotted entering The Goring Hotel, where Kate Middleton spent the night.