Tag Archives: Sharp Tailoring

Paris Fashion Week: Exquisite craftsmanship at Alexander McQueen

6 Oct

Sarah Burton had worked with Alexander McQueen – as his assistant – for 15 years before his demise in February this year; and it was only natural that she would take over as creative director of the label. She presented the first catwalk collection without the iconic designer and demonstrated that the long career as his assistant paid off.

The collection was signature McQueen, ornate, intricate detailing, sharp tailoring, structure, lush fabrics and baroque ambiance. But Sarah Burton was right to say she’s not as dark as Lee McQueen. There was a softer, more feminine edge to the designs; it was like McQueen tension free and stripped of his signature dark concepts. It was lovely to see butterflies featuring in the collection, perhaps a reflection of the new designer’s state of mind. The hair was absolutely gorgeous, the earthy, intricate braiding was easily the most creative of fashion month.

All in all, it was a glowing tribute to the late Lee McQueen. The label is definitely carrying on.

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Paris Fashion Week: Stella McCartney, Queen of sartorial precision

4 Oct

In my mind, Stella McCartney represents razor sharp tailoring. She just nails it right on the head and this collection was no exception. It was the monochromatic, tone on tone trend that has prevailed in PFW but executed in suave, elegant tailoring. Makes androgyny look attractive.

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Milan Fashion Week: Sharp tailoring at Dsquared

28 Sep

This is one collection that is right up my alley. Preppy, sharply tailored jackets, geek chic, absolutely elegant. Viva Dsquared!

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