London Fashion Week is HERE!

February 21st, 2012 by Hotel Fashionland received Comments Off

So many beautiful clothes, so little time: London Fashion Week produced its busiest day Monday, with blockbuster shows including Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane and McQ by the Alexander McQueen house all jostling for fashion editors’ attention.  But the winner was Alexander McQueen by far.

There was an autumnal feel at the debut of the McQ line, a new offering from the fashion house of the late Alexander McQueen, now headed by Sarah Burton, who gained worldwide fame last year for her design of Kate Middleton’s wedding gown.

The McQ line is designed to be a more affordable range for a younger, less affluent crowd.  The prospect at a first look at Burton’s legendary handiwork drew a frenzied crowd Monday night, and they arrived to find the catwalk — in fact the entire stage — thick with fallen leaves. 

One end of the hall was transformed into dark woods, giving the entire set a forested feel. 

Most of the models had strange, saucer-like hairstyles, giving them a space-age, inhuman feel, and many wore military-style coat dresses embellished with beading and embroidery.  

Thigh-high lace boots and long trench coats added to the look.

A Scottish influence was felt throughout, with some of the male models dressed in kilts.

Some of the black flared dresses with color bursts on the front were dramatic, but overall the line lacked the imaginative spark long associated with the McQueen house.

Sarah Burton at the McQ Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2012 show at London Fashion Week at Old Sorting Office on February 20, 2012 in London, England.

Anna Wintour, Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinaul – Front Row.

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