Paris Fashion Week: Alexander McQueen, Celine
Several seasons ago, creative director Alexander McQueen Sarah Burton proposed a new way of finding inspiration. The designer and her team went on a trip to England. The inspiration for the new season was the English garden of the Great Dixter estate in Nortiam. It is here that you can find a collection of rare plant species. Therefore, the garden belongs to the first class listed in the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
“There have been so many terrible things happening in the world, we have to make a celebration of life, fashion, creativity,” – says Sarah Burton about her new fashion show. “I wanted to make an optimistic collection that praises femininity and beauty.”
On the podium, you could see the deconstructed raincoats with pink dresses from chiffon. Clutches on dresses, branches of exotic trees, prints with birds and a picture of rare plant species could be seen on the podium. In the collection you could also see three-dimensional sweaters and cardigans decorated with precious brooches with stones. Bustier dresses with leather belt harness decorated tree-like peonies. In Alexander McQueen collection there were skin, denim, rough shoes with metal ornaments.
“It’s personal,” – says the designer. “I wanted to be an optimist. It was just a feeling of joy and vitality. It was like a holiday. I thought: “If at the moment there is something to say, let it be with love and let it be happy.”
The soundtrack to the fashion show Celine was the lyrics of Diane Ross. Phoebe Philo, creative director of Celine Fashion House, noted that she was inspired by the proportions of Claude Montana’s costumes.
“When working on the collection, I studied the creativity of designers of the early 80’s of the last century, the era before AIDS. And I can say that I hardly imagine the joy and freedom of that time. I want to convey optimism and make a fashion show that most resembled a holiday, ” – said Phoebe Philo.
On the podium, you could see masculine suits with large shoulders, double-layered skirts and raincoats. Under tight coats hid light flying dresses and leather tops. As decorations, Phoebe Philo chose fringe and laconic belts.