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And I think this CLEARLY puts an end to all those silly Gareth Pugh comparisons.
I'm not sure if Gareth has it in him to ever make something desirable and wearable. He seems better suited as an artist or director, but not so much fashion designer.

I think this looks good, but I'm not sure. I love the concepts and the set but I really hate houndstooth printed on fabrics that are not tweed.

The snake gown is gorgeous though... His prints are really something nowadays.

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Wow. I can't wait to see the entire collection, but from what I see here, I am amazed.
I agree with everyone that said this is more classic, old-school McQueen, and I like it that way (now if only he would revisit the steel exoskeleton spines from S/S1998 then I would really die of happiness)

The use of prints combined with the bold shapes is like a sensory overload. I actually might have been overwhelmed by it all if the majority of the fashion weeks so far hadn't been so bland.

THIS is how you go dark. Everyone else take note (and leave the leather micromini skirts and kohl-lined eyes on the drawing board next time).

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Definitely one of the best three collections this season. His use of geometry here is really quite ingenious - and it is beautiful as well. Quite beautiful.

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the term 'wearable' is often mis-used.....everything that you see on the catwalk is 'wearable' as you are seeing it worn by a person - which is the definition ultimately.....Is it commercial? no.

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No, I disagree
I think if you take away the makeup and the setting with some of these pieces you are left with something actually wearable.
That is the greatness of this.
It looks and acts like a couture show but some of this is very wearable (to me at least). This is tettering on the edge of what is considered wearable and what is considered couture which is what I love so much. And there are definitely more shapes than his usual Victorian era gowns and corsets.

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This is kind of different for McQueen, no? I mean, he's done bold geometric shapes and stripes before, but never this in your face.
he has done it ...
for Givenchy ... don't remember the season, though ...
late 90s ... a lot of fur and leather and geometric ... blue, grey, red etc.
soundtrack was Michael Jackson (well on fashion tv) a long catwalk ...
well ... he has done it before ...

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It is a shame that most of us don't get to see the showroom collection, as we all judge on what is presented on the runway.....Ideally collections should be judged taking into account the runway presentation and the more saleable pieces in the showroom...I applaud his strong vision.

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love it, it s overthetop mc queen

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Tyres and umbrellas for hats? Where can I buy one?! It really is McQueen does the Credit Crunch on a grand scale

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I see nothing really new and special here. The outrageousness seems forced. Sharp tailoring as always, but the mood gets boring. But I do like the 60s-inspired stripes-everywhere looks.

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I love this

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he has done it ...
for Givenchy ... don't remember the season, though ...
late 90s ... a lot of fur and leather and geometric ... blue, grey, red etc.
soundtrack was Michael Jackson (well on fashion tv) a long catwalk ...
well ... he has done it before ...
Oh yes!!! The F/W 98 Blade Runner collection. I remember those striped leather pieces.

These that he's showing here are like the blown up, in your face version of those looks.

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It is a shame that most of us don't get to see the showroom collection, as we all judge on what is presented on the runway.....Ideally collections should be judged taking into account the runway presentation and the more saleable pieces in the showroom...I applaud his strong vision.

u re so right, i think the showroom collections should have a show of their own as they rarelly look anything like what s presented during fashion week

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the term 'wearable' is often mis-used.....everything that you see on the catwalk is 'wearable' as you are seeing it worn by a person - which is the definition ultimately.....Is it commercial? no.
but i think and he can correct me if
im wrong but wen he said wearble i think
he meant commercial he jus didnt say that...
i agree this will reach more than jus
one group of women and people wont think what were they thinking
the houndstooth stuff is very commercial

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