slowly, quietly, and under the most extreme of circumstances, sarah burton has taken the reigns at alexander mcqueen and even under the weight of his legacy has managed to deliver the best clothes of this entire season.
i hesitate to even call these “clothes,” the mere word doesn’t sum up the care and craftsmanship that went into every single piece, as burton said to vogue.com, “we basically made all the fabrics ourselves. i wanted each piece to be a precious, precious thing.” best of all, she seems to have come into her own, staying true to the language of the house but also softening it (even in a show featuring leather harnesses and fetish-like lace up booties). it’s a collection definitely best viewed up close.
all pics from vogue.com