So, I’ve been not writing much about anything relating to McQueen for the past months. I’ve been not mentioning Savage Beauty (quite frankly I have to admit that I’m a little jealous because I already know that I won’t be in New York that quickly again so I saw no reason in writing about it), I’ve been not commenting on this year’s f/w ready-to-wear collection and I just felt of having had a tiny bit enough from all of the hype I’ve been triggering with at least 1000000 other people over the world.
While I was creating wild head-stories of russian mafia boss wives in my head when looking at pre-fall 2011 (just loved that character of strict-and straightness featuring sexy tight cuts and clean lines), next year’s resort collection leaves me somehow disappointed, shocked and above all confused behind. Sarah Burton obviously has a special thing for broad, very broad, statement-belts and long, very long, skirts & dresses. Not that this is not fine with me, but while remembering the last two collections those two details have been already spotted and need a definite pause. Being put in the same combinations (long dress/skirt/normal trousers + broad belt), I’m completely left with a big questionmark on my front. Why doing the same stuff again? I want to see something new, inspiring, something McQueenish that I’ve never seen before. How would Burton call the theme of the collection? Maybe I’m currently lacking of phantasy but it all appears repetitive. Although I can see Burton’s input of sewing accessories on the pockets of her jackets, there is nothing I would personally scream for except from the last few dresses, which enhance the slightly monotone collection. Despite the dresses, it all seems so okay but that’s not what McQueen stands for, is it?
I’m sure Sarah Burton, McQueen and I won’t end up like Balmain, Decarnin and me (from “in a relationship” to “it’s complicated” to “single”) but I’m really hoping for the best for all of us (which fortunately would be a blasting, absolutely never ever seen before s/s12-collection).