i appreciate that sarah burton isn’t trying to imitate alexander mcqueen and i actually like her signature softness that she brings to his normally dark, romantic style. the resort 2012 collection is another example of this fusion with military/utilitarian details and edwardian silhouettes combined with lace and tulle. fashionologie’s calling the style “romantic utlity” and it keeps a lot of mcqueen’s signature elements, like high necks, cinched waistlines, and embellished gowns but now with easier wearability.
after dressing michelle obama and designing kate middleton’s wedding dress, sarah burton has certainly increased the fashion house’s popularity.
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