Alexander McQueen was always my favorite designer, without question or hesitation. Because of my unending love for the man’s creative vision, I was a bit nervous about how things would look for Spring 2011, under the brand new leadership of McQueen’s longtime assistant, Sarah Burton.
It looks as though I needn’t have worried. The collection was spectacular, and the shoes in particular gave me hope for the future of the company and for McQueen’s particular kind of detailed, fantastical workmanship. From the carved platforms that the company has embraced in recent seasons to the much more wearable, but still intricately adorned leather booties, Burton didn’t miss a beat in furthering McQueen’s vision. Pay special attention to the grey feather platforms and the leaf-covered Skull Clutch, the only bag to be included in the show.
Photos via Style.com.