While Alexander McQueen is no longer with us, his design spirit and aesthetic lives on and, with this eponymous line, his impact on fashion continues. Alexander McQueen's Spring/Summer 2015 ads are not an outright tribute to the man. Rather, they are a reminder of the house's distinct point of view and how he added an architectural element to fashion. Get ready to fall madly, deeply in love when you see the clothes, which are comprised of subtle yet high impact prints, full and romantic silhouettes, in terms of pants and sleeves, and of course those shoes, the height of which might even make towering heel lover Lady Gaga shake a little bit.
The gorgeous images were shot in London and the campaign's star is stunning model Karolin Wolter, who rocks fierce, slicked back hair so that nothing distracts the eye away from the clothes. So many campaigns are too much about the models and not enough about the designs, but that's not the case here. Wolter, who is in possession of some major cheekbones, is rocking tomato red lips and the anti-brow, with thin, drawn on eye framers, but the ensembles are what grabs the attention first.
I would beg, borrow, steal, or slay to get those shoes and happily accept the consequences of my actions. And that skirt has serious flow.
There's a bit of a warrior feel to this piece, thanks to the strappy bodice. But the beading just about blows my mind.
There is an Asian inspiration to this voluminous but structured pantsuit and Wolter strikes quite the confident pose. Perhaps Gwyneth Paltrow would wear this, since she is a power suit fan.
Overall, the black palette, the shapes, the prints, and pretty much everything about these ads speak to me on a primal, fashion lover level.
Images: Alexander McQueen (3)