Sarah Burton presented her latest collection for the Alexander McQueen brand on the Paris runway this week. Black, white, grey, bondage, romance, gothica, theatricality, decadence, belts, fur, leather, basically all my favourite things rolled into one collection. I need me a body harness.
Burton continues to not disappoint die hard McQueen fans, editors and fashion fanatics alike and the latest collection shows that although McQueen may no longer be with us, his talent and spirit continues to live on in the brand he established that catapulted him into the stratosphere of true fashion greats.
Snaps for Sarah Burton.
All-round screen siren and star of hit TV show Mad Men Christina Hendricks has been revealed as the face (and not to mention the body) of Vivienne Westwood's latest range of jewellery.
Hendricks (who portrays Joan Holloway on the show) looks stunning, as usual, and also a healthy role model to have as a spokesperson, a change from the pin-thin, gap-toothed creatures I am endlessly bored of seeing. Her flame-red locks are a perfect match for Dame Viv and her latest campaign.
Speaking of Vivienne Westwood, watching her Red Label show at London Fashion Weekend, I happened to notice three coats, meant for women, that I would definitely considering wearing. (The last one in particular - need!)
This has spawned a new obsession of mine, to broaden my purchasing horizons (not too sure if that's a good thing, perhaps my horizons are broad enough?) and find masculine womenswear that I could work into my wardrobe. The gender lines have been becoming so blurred over the past decade, and in a non-trannylicious way, I'm enjoying seeing what designers have come up with.
Along with the VW Red Label coats, the image of Lily Donaldson in these Alexander Wang trousers (above) has been engraved into my memory and they have subsequently become a must-have for me this year. Along with a Marios Schwab shirt with belted collar (below). There must be a menswear version of this somewhere!