14 Apr MCQUEEN | Fall 2018
Sarah Burton’s affinity for the natural world is well known—it’s something she shared with the late, great, Alexander McQueen. Burton has continued to be loyal to the memo ry of her once boss and friend. She’s carrying on his tailoring heritage with magnanimous success. Pantsuits are selling, she said. For Fall, their origins could be traced back to the uniforms of the British Royal Horse Guards, with square-cut military horse blankets forming wraps. I love that there were calf-length, high-heeled riding boots to match. But there was more than this narrative thread going on. Over time, Burton has been listening and adapting McQueen shows to make them more relatable. Her inclusive casting this season had models of color and various ages—her new normal for the brand.