Who Run The World (Girls) – Fashion Review

Most people know how I feel about Beyoncé…It’s a love/hate relationship! BUT I MUST say that I LOVED the styling of the video and I do like the track…

So here’s the run down on what she wore. 

1. A red Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2010 dress with embroidered gold detail and thigh-high, gold-heeled Alexander McQueen Grinling Gibbons, same collection.

2. She shakes up her booty in a black Norma Kamali fringed garment with a Giuseppe Zanotti golden harness and black bustier, continuing the fringe down to some Alexander Wang heels.

3. A quick glimpse of the white Givenchy Spring/Summer 2011 Couture gown. 

4. All slow motion in the dark Jean Paul Gaultier Spring/Summer 2011 Couture outfit with a tailcoat and heavy cut-outs.

5. With the car in flames behind her, she gets into an mini Gareth Pugh Fall/Winter 2011 turtleneck dress and gold-mirrored Gareth Pugh ankle boots.

6. Then during the dance break, she breaks out the gold-embroidered Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2010 yellow dress paired with studded and feathered Sergio Rossi Gladiator boots.

7. Then finally, Emilio Pucci number two; a long-sleeved goddess gown in green with a thigh-high split and sequined sleeve from Fall/Winter 2011.

By Chrissie Fizz


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Spring 2011 is almost here and Alexander McQueen lives on!

Unfortunately in 2010 the British fashion industry saw the loss of one of its finest designers Alexander McQueen, who shocked the world with the news of his suicide back in February 2010. The design house of McQueen however still lives on thorough the eyes of their new creative director Sarah Burton.

Sarah Burton was the right hand design aide to the late McQueen for over 16 years and therefore was the perfect candidate for the role because having worked so closely with McQueen she developed a deep understanding of his brand values and design concepts, thus staying true to the company’s values and legacy.

Burton’s spring/summer 2011 debut collection for Alexander McQueen has an array of beautifully printed garments and intricate handcraftsmanship. The collection is full of soft silhouettes and exaggerated shapes to idolize the female form.  No McQueen collection however is complete without slit shoulders, patchwork embroidery, tooled leather, twisted feathers, hand painted butterflies, gold bullion, and frayed raffia to name just a few. Burton definitely delivers in this spring/summer collection with soft delicate silks, cotton voiles, chiffons, and cotton organdie.

Sarah Burton has successfully completed the task of filling very big shoes left by the late Alexander McQueen.  Well done to the very talented Burton, House of Maffia is looking forward to the next collection.

Here are some of the House of Maffia’ s favourite designs!

By Lina Selim

Images: GETTY

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Respect To Alexander McQueens Final Collection

So this week Paris fashion paid its respect to Alexander Mcqueens final collection. The medieval inspired collection included ambiguous religious references which, along with the sombre classical music created an intensely dark atmosphere which seemed appropriate after Mcqueens recent passing.

The pieces were distinctly Mcqueen with the definite shape, intricate detail and above all the creativity which first launched him to fame in the 1990’s. The collection seemed to focus on structured shoulders and voluminous skirts. The golden encrusted angels and crushed skulls added as much rumour as it did drama to the presentation at a time when the whole industry is attempting to come to terms with its loss.

So what is next for Alexander Mcqueen as a brand? We have been told that the Gucci group who own a majority share of the company have not began to look for a successor for Mcqueen despite insisting that they will continue to trade. Robert Polet (CEO) commented yesterday about the collection; “It was a very moving experience to take a deep and serious look at his last collection. It showed Lee’s unique talent to create pieces of beauty that touch many of your senses, leaving one enriched. Although the sense of loss afterwards, I found overwhelming.”

pics courtesy of Catwalking.com

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The 11th of February 2010 saw the tragic loss of one of the modern fashion greats, Alexander Mc Queen.

We here at House of Maffia would like to pay our respects to a truly inspirational figure, whose vivid and idiosyncratic approach to design changed the fashion game in ways we shall never forget.

R.I.P McQueen

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