MCQUEEN AW 12
The courtier extended the perception of what was considered to be organic and naturalistic to a completely different direction. Volume was definitely fundamental as the layered tulle dresses of this earthly collection were made to assimilate fungi in a remarkably feminine manner. Vivid shades of pink and red enhanced the joyous and sprightly theme. Moreover, Burton imprinted upon the spectators through the abundant use of feathers and fur pompoms which unveiled a euphoric and seductive elegance. The deep rose hue dresses had delicate dandelions embroidered upon them which further enforced the nature look.
All outfits were clinched to the waist. The ivory coats were elaborately encompassed with white on black doily print and stiff collars which shaped the models into majestic mythical creatures. The courtier’s precision in cutting and dip-dying and the harmonious show she managed to compose through the utilization of bird imagery resulted in an undoubtedly mesmerising collection.
The blonde models must have been relieved, to a certain extent, as heels were nowhere to be seen in Burton’s collection. Boots definitely dominated the catwalk- whether knee high or ankle- and they were worn over wooly socks in order to give a futuristic touch to the outfits.
Sleek visors injected a visionary and robotic sensation which did not diminish the importance of the outfits as one may think, as Burton’s A/W 2012 collection was purely beautiful. A balance between a futuristic vibe and romanticism was developed which only the outstanding heir to McQueen’s designing throne could be capable of doing.
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