Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, offered a truly inspiring collection for Spring/Summer 2012 and in our books, one of the most exciting shows during Paris Fashion Week.
As Burton said, the collection was an exploration of ideas of beauty at their most extreme and women as objects of desire. Models had beautifully veiled eyes and expertly lace-bound heads, which immediately triggered my inspiration for illustrating some of the looks.
Featuring skirt suits, dresses with translucent chiffon and embroidered lace beneath caged corsets and wide cummerbund belts, narrow skirts pulled in tight under shapely moulded jackets and dresses that encased the bodies in gold and silver ripples, most of the 34 piece strong collection was couture rather than ready-to-wear.
Hope you enjoy my three illustrated looks from the collection… it was a hard choice as I loved it all! — Michalis Christodoulou