So I’m sure for those of you fashion lovers out there when you hear the name Alexander McQueen you automatically think of the aloft talent that is the House of Alexander McQueen. I mean we’re still enamored with McQueen’s Resort 2013 showing which in my humble opinion set the bar exceedingly high for what a Resort constitutes of due to its cutting edge display of fashion dynamism.
Well, the Fall 2013 isn’t any different. The current fashion buzz points to Alexander McQueen’s Fall 2013 collection which can best be described as the crème de la crème of Paris Fashion week, in fact many critics are raving about the collections use of ‘Anglican” and “Ecclesiastical motifs”.
My personal take on the collection is that it appears more monarchial inspired then church inspired. Notwithstanding that there are heavy influences of ancient Vatican papacy immersed within the collection--the …attest to that--I get more of a Queen Catherine, House of Windsor vibe then I do a Roman female pope if there ever was one.
On another albeit relative note I have noticed lately that fashion has been touching the grounds of controversial subject matters. This is evident in Givenchy’s use of the Madonna and similar like figures, and not too long ago the heavy use of crosses, perceived Biblical figures-- which some would consider sac religious, offensive even. Now do I think this is smart, honestly, no. I think it’s crossing the lines and can be to an extent hindering the gravitational pull that designers need in order to connect with the buying public.
However, I do see the artistic value in being willing to cross boundaries and provoke deep thought at the expense of supposed indecency in order to convey a profound message. The question here is, is this done to be controversial and drum up publicity or is this done to truly show the uniqueness in fashion and its cross appeal with art.
I guess the buyers will be the judge. Alexander McQueen was an extremely talented fashion visionary whose far reaching talents we will not be able to see the likes of again. The House of McQueen backed by Sarah Burton is trying to recapture that genius that was McQueen and based on the previous collections they are on the right track. Take a look at the Fall 2013 Alexander McQueen collection to see what all the buzz is about and chime in on what you think about.