While Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2011 was a majestic tribute to McQueen's work, the new Fall/Winter 2011/12 collection is more about Sarah Burton moving towards doing her own thing. A transition point between McQueen's legacy and Burton's vision of McQueen's legacy.
There are several stunning, breathtaking pieces in this collection, but overall it lacks the wow factor of McQueen's work. Nothing terrible for a collection at such a not yet certain point, though. It'd be foolish to expect all future McQueen collections will be McQueen and only McQueen, or to believe that Sarah Burton can somehow become his reincarnation. I'm looking forward to her developing her own wow factor.
Oh, and these shoes? You need a licence to kill.
Photos from vogue.com