Fashion Forward with Molly: Best of Cruise 2011 Alexander McQueen

 After taking over the role as creative director at Alexander Mc Queen, Sarah Burton unveiled her first woman’s wear collection for cruise 2011.  Miss Molly discovers more in this week’s edition of Fashion Forward with Molly…

Word has it that the collection was inspired by Hans Bellmer’s dolls and samurai warriors. “I wanted to juxtapose the pale and the delicate with the bold and armorial. It’s about a highly structured torso that gives way to a more fluid silhouette or drop waists that lead to a finned trouser or skirt’ says Burton. The collection provides evidence that Burton is in fact a genius, she has brought a softer edge to Mc Queen’s signature tailoring.

 

  MIU MIU

No Matter the season, Miuccia Prada has always been a lover of bright and striking prints but for her cruise 2011 collection she went all out mixing bold colours and whimsical prints.

Models wore crimped hair, extremely bright make up, thick platform heels and tons of jewellery. Apparently, the range was inspired by lingerie fabrics such as crepe de chine, satin and sable.

  Diane Von Furstenberg

It seems the masculine-inspired pieces were enjoyed by many who attended the show. Not only does the range offer garments as light as a feather, perfect for packing, but they are beautiful too. From the flirty diaphanous blouses to the nautical –print wrap dress you simply cannot choose which piece is your fav… The best part is, you could probably fit the entire collection in your hand luggage.

Balenciaga

It was all about uniforms and utility wear at the Balenciaga Resort show. We can all agree that the designs definitely portrayed a 60’s feel – from the apron like dress to the mixing of the colours and prints.

Marchesa

An ethnic influence is very apparent in the dressed at the Marchesa Resort show this year. The elaborate tribal motif beading and prints as well as bangles attached to sleeves says it all.

 

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