Dark elegance at its finest can be a perfect word combo to describe Sarah Burton’s latest collection for the McQ by Alexander McQueen line. The McQ line, which met the runway podium for the first time since it was launched in 2006, will debut in spring 2012 its stand-alone store in London, so the excitement must have reached an all-time high in the McQueen atelier. McQ by Alexander McQueen fall/winter 2012 lookbook unveils an intriguing world of opposite styles such as feminine, classy vintage-victorian pieces mixed with military inspired items that fuse together to generate an incredible dose of style.
The lookbook reveals the impeccable line of the collection put on display by model Megan Collison, constructed through attention to detail and using high quality fabrics that are put together in an ingenious manner. These details give the collection that unique edginess that is the signature of the McQueen label.
A quick sneak-peek at the lookbook is enough to help contour an image with regards to the style the collection aims towards, so no wonder that from first glimpse, a subtle Gothic undertone makes its presence felt. This fall 2012 season, designer Sarah Burton seems to have opted for a more youthful-vibe collection that stays perfectly balanced while switching from feminine to masculine-inspired without any difficulty. An array of rich fabrics featuring flirty prints or ultra-elegant embellishments aid the style of the collection, kicking into high gear the unique deluxe, head-turning style that is ever-present at McQueen. The McQ by Alexander McQueen 2012 lookbook brings into our attention bell shaped skirts, cinched waist two piece suits and coats, stylish leggings, intricate embellished lace blouses, plait print suits as well as kaleidoscopic printed pencil skirts and tops.
The collection is dominated by autumnal colors such as army green, white, black, gray as well as navy and oxblood displayed on luxurious fabrics such as brocade, lace and velvet, so every detail has been carefully put together to play an important role in the collection.
Accessories play a very important role in the label’s fall 2012 collection as they emphasize the style and lines of the silhouettes, so an array of chunky wide belts featuring elegant, dangling gold chain applications, over the elbow leather gloves, fur neck wraps and lace-up thigh-high boots as well as stylish ankle booties and ankle-strap shoes completed the collection. Falling in love with the collection will be easy, so browse through the new designs and pick the styles that match your personality as they are all definite style boosters.
Photos courtesy of Alexander McQueen