Monday, April 7, 2008

Alexander McQueen Fall 08

Alexander McQueen after a trip to India, drew inspiration from the many images of Queen Victoria, the Duke of Wellington, the then Indian Empire and forties/fifties British couture as worn by Elizabeth II and translated it all beautifully into his collection for Fall 2008 ready-to-wear.

There were exquisite dresses, play on saris, severely cut military tailcoats, brocade suits, crisp high-necked shirts, period inspired shoes and millions of dollars' worth of antique Indian jewelry!

A brilliant, brilliant show in all.

For more on the show, go Here.




























































































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13 comments:

Rashmi said...

Top notch!! you go Alexander!! he is truly an amazing designer no wonder everyone loves him and his designs.

Anu said...

I am loving all the stuff. I'm such a girly girl and this makes me so happy lol.

saya said...

love them all...shoe was top-notch

Anonymous said...

love the stuff, especially the peacock motif on the dress, and of course the jewellery.

Nepali said...

I checked them out last month, and some head jewelleries and hair styles reminded me of "Mukut" that Indian kings and Nepal king wore.

Anonymous said...

The outfits look good but jewelery is such "run off the mill" desi trash - the ones you get in Carol bagh. eek!

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHH.... I wonder if it was as good for McQueen as it was for me *lights a cigarette and pulls sheet around her*.

That was excellent. Very original despite being inspired by an idea, Great colors, and fantastic editing. Loved it all, except the jewellery which was desi blah!

Kiran

Anonymous said...

Where do you buy these jewellery? ~Aarthi

Anonymous said...

ya. the jwelery is "chaalu" crap that is all over.

supriya said...

woww....aboslutely loved the last two outfits...they are well patterned and very modern cindrella ish..the jewelry and shoes aren't all that, but thats also cause we all have been over exposed to indian jewelry and this isnt really an inspiration as much as an imitation..nevertheless, with clothes like those..you have to ignore somethings

Anonymous said...

Priyanka,Payal,
Thank you, you guys for connecting us so brilliantly with fashion abroad. Us poor mortals would otherwise be stuck here with the blahs and the blahs!

Priyanka said...

^ Anon
Thankyou...? :)
A long as it keeps you coming back!

xoxo

rasagna said...

awesome.Especially the details on the shoe.pretty good stuff