Monday, 21 June 2010

The Honorable Heir... Sarah Burton

The untimely death of the colossal talent that is Lee McQueen (G-D rest his sole) left us cohorts morning the death of a visionary whom granted the people with the purest gift, the gift of imagination. McQueen empowered his voyeurs not just through his revolutionary collections but through his ability to enable us, the masses, to dream of wonders beyond the mundane and our own visual means. With grief comes Acceptance, that Lee is no longer. However, McQueen lives on in the form of his trusted colleague and confidant - Sarah Burton. A graduate of the fashion factory that is Central St Martins, Burton joined the label in 96 and was fast tracked to become McQueen's creative and artistic aide as head of womenswear in 2000. With great power comes great responsibility... Responsibility to ensure that the label stays true to its ethos and McQueen himself. Burton's first outing as creative director comes in the form of a subdued menswear collection that shuns the bag of props and magical imagery were so used to expecting. In its place came a collection that referenced McQueen's body of work from his time as an apprentice on Savile Row to his signature prints and opulent fabrics. Lee and Isabella Blow would be proud.






Pics courtesy of Style.com

6 comments:

KC said...

though the look have surely changed, i like that the collection stayed surreal just like lee would have preferred it.

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Great collection...great post!
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Luci Ana said...

Like this collection!

missrantsypants said...

They've changed yes, but they still reflect McQueen in every way!




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Mimi said...

great looks for men-she is really holding on to McQueen's unique style, too.