It’s no secret that I’m a total fangirl for McQueen, but I think the Spring 2013 collection deserves a special shout out. I love what Sarah Burton has done with the brand. She’s kept the level of obsessive detail and the dark beauty of McQueen’s designs while adding her own touch. The clothes don’t look like they were made by Lee Alexander McQueen…they look, as they should, like they were made by his successor–someone who learned a lot from him and has a lot of respect for his body of work, but is able to build on the brand with her own point of view. Burton is moving each collection forward and always creating something new, which is something McQueen always did. It’s still too soon not to consider Alexander when looking at Burton’s work, but right now she’s doing exactly what she needs to do–she’s moving forward while keeping the feeling of McQueen’s work alive.
I especially love the detailed clutch; it has the brass knuckle design that McQueen adorned with skulls, but this time adorned with flowers.