Tuesday, July 9, 2013
• 10:00 AM •

Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collection: Still Unconventional

Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio

Alexander McQueen is one of the most eccentric couture brands to date. The label is known to exhibit luxurious gowns and flamboyant accessories. So when the Resort 2014 collection was released, I was in complete awe to see utilitarian pieces all throughout. Maybe it’s just me but this surprising detour current Creative Director Sarah Burton went on, was a shock to those who are very familiar with the late Lee McQueen’s risqué designs.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio
Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio
According to Sarah, the 2014 line was heavily inspired by her fascination with the boho-chic outfits of the 60’s “flower children” or hippies, and with World War II uniforms. Then it hit me that the stark contrast of these inspirations lies on the fact that the clothing from the two eras are on opposite poles. The odd idea of combining such opposing styles gave the Resort collection a restrained, yet subtlety sexy vibe. Fashionistas that gathered on the community boards of Fashion Forum and foxybingo gave out mixed reviews on the latest line. The forums on these web sites primarily gather to talk about their common interests like checking out the latest trends, playing bingo, and sharing style tips. Fortunately, most of these online netizens who play and post on these sites agree that the clothes from the latest selections of Alexander McQueen were surprisingly refreshing and is by far, the most wearable compared to the label’s past collections.
Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio

 

Shades of khaki, mustard, white, ice blue, navy, gray, and brown dominate the whole line. This veered quite far from the usual dark and dramatic hues from previous season releases. It appeared that Sarah literally took the season’s relaxed vibe up a notch by using light, breezy fabrics. Although many shuddered at the thought of wearing cropped flare pants, the floral-printed ones seen in the collection made instant converts out of many urbanites and McQueen fans. Loose tops, maxi dresses, belted shifts, and playsuits all conveyed relaxed, effortless dressing.
In spite of the shock the Resort 2014 collection brought on stylish women everywhere, Sarah Burton still maintained what Alexander McQueen stood for: unconventional.

Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio
Alexander McQueen Resort 2014 Collectio

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