I can only imagine how difficult this show must have been. To know that this is your first show for such an iconic label, to know that you have worked beside this man for 15 years, to know that everyone is going to be eyeing your technique with beagle eyes watching your every cut and stitch, to know that you must continue on his legacy, to know you cannot isolate his fans and to know that this man is known for his amazing shows.
This was Sarah Burton's first line for Alexander McQueen. I am going to refrain from commenting on it. Because I respect how difficult this must have been for her. What pressure.
I think she did well though. However the show was a little pared down. McQueen's show was all about art and drama. This was a softer look at the clothes. Making it less about the show and more about the pieces themselves.
But I suppose this counter argueing my own point there - is SB putting her own spin on the label. She could have gone down the road of making each piece a carbon copy of something McQueen would have done or had done already. But I think she did really well. To appeal to an old fan while attracting the new is very difficult and a fine line. But she's managed well. I love this.
These do remind me of that space age collection with the armandillo shoes. Anyone else?
I will also point out that style.com made a slightly sexist remark, claiming that Burton's designs are different because of her gender - er, what? So what! A woman can be edgy and dark. I look forward to seeing Burtons next designs for the label because the girl done good.