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Alexander McQueen, ” will the tough-luxe remain”, a thought.

Posted in Uncategorized by Gregory on August 24, 2010

I was in a thoughtful mood today, and it started with “Alexander McQueen”, why? you may ask, but truthfully there was only one apparent reason. What would he have been designing now?  Would he be set in his path and giving us a continuation of his tough-luxe theme of clutches, of which the one below is just one of many,but, it is the one I prefer.Alexander McQueen,Brittania Punk,Voulue.com

Or would we have seen a dramatic change in direction, bringing us a new wave…the opposite direction perhaps, a trend we may have called soft-luxe. Thoughts are wonderful things, they are a playground of “what ifs” and “only’s”. Great material for the designers who will be continuing with this iconic brand name in fashion. It’s just a matter of wait and see! So, I visited the brands website to see if I could detect a feeling as to what may be going on, and in which direction Gucci would be taking. This image comes straight from a pre-Raphaelite artists easel ” A mournful,  full of pain, self questioning, unable to understand.”

Alexander McQueen,Gucci, voulue.com

You will agree that it makes us ask more questions, rather than gaining many answers. They have published the pre Spring/Summer collection in the same tasteful way. Here is a compilation of next Spring’s highlights.

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I can detect a softer edge to these designs, and I love the way they have gone back to the simplistic yet effective Chinese influence over several of the dresses. The brand is definitely stong and I believe it will continue for many years to come.

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