Friday, February 19, 2010

Alexander McQueen Final McQ Collection

This is the late Alexander McQueen's last McQ collection, and it bangs. The patterns in this collection are crazy, especially on the jacket and vest in the picture below, and everything is so well-cut. Two of my favourite elements of the collection are the contrasting sleeves and body portions of the clothing (sometimes it's one piece, sometimes two), and the fact that the pants don't fall properly; they're either rolled up or show a little bit of sock.

As for the line itself, Robert Polet of the Gucci Group (the McQueen fashion house's majority owner since 2000) announced this past week that the Alexander McQueen clothing line would carry on, at least until "the founder's pre-designed collections run out". As such, the show set for March 9th during Paris Fashion Week is also a go. These decisions have sparked major controversy in the fashion world as critics wonder who is capable to run what has turned into a huge brand by an iconic designer. The answer is still unknown, but Polet and the Gucci Group - which also has a stake in Gucci (naturally), Yves Saint Lauren, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney - seems poised to keep it going. This will be interesting to say the least. I guess in the meantime we should enjoy what we have available to us.

With files from the Toronto Star and SlamxHype; photos from SlamxHype

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