In a disapointing Paris Fashion Week, McQueen's show appeared as a breath of fresh air. Creation, no compromise dictated by commercial aspects, and as a result a powerful collection.
Alexander McQueen heritage is beyond doubt very present in this new collection, inspired by sea creatures. If we miss the highly orchestrated shows we were used to under the Master's era, the creation in the other hand hasn't lost any of its splendor.
Some may say that Sarah Burton doesn't go further McQueen's boundaries, although she is in fact mastering the appropriation of McQueen's work without denaturating it. When looking more closely, we discover new facets of the McQueen woman with Sarah Burton. A more feminine woman, more sensual but still venimous and powerful. A complex and full woman. The dark and tortured aspect of McQueen's work is still here but in a more poetic and calm way.
Sarah Burton is definitely the best successor of McQueen we could have imagined.
"The Master is dead, long live the Master"
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