Every spring is the only spring - a perpetual astonishment. ~Ellis Peters
After a long winter and the death of Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton stepped into the tragically and usually treacherously high heeled shoes of his label. She did not do so with the intention of breathing life into a label that had lost it. She paid tribute to an artist taken before his time revisitting motifs from old collections as well drawing inspiration from Spring as a season itself. The collection saw classically McQueen feather bodices and flowing printed chiffon skirts as well as smart and clever tailoring with torn shoulders and double waists, creative cutouts, ruffles galore, pirate buckles and embroidered military jackets. Drawing on Spring the collection began with virginal whites like snow drops creeping up through the ground-the collection came to life on grass pushing its way up through wooden floors in search of light.
There were also intricately weaved wheatsheaf dresses and hair thatched like the roof of a farmer's house. Butterflies came out of hiding too to adorn dresses and ornate wedges-perhaps a metaphor for the brevity of life ala Keats.
"I almost wish we were butterflies and liv'd but three summer days - three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain."
— John Keats (Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne)
Gold lace and black flowers almost looked stitched straight into the skin in the way of weeping willow dresses and chiffon was dyed and pleated to look like the twists of a wood grain or a sky swollen with rain.
In the finale dress Nimue Smit, with the face of a wood nymph floated down the runway in a lilac feather gown worthy of Persephone, the greek goddess of spring, pulling the buds up through the soil by hand to see the light of a new Spring.
My name is Jasmin but I've always liked boys with girls' names and names that end in -ie.
I'm an insomniac. I like to stay up late to watch the sky change from blue to black to beige and blue again. I'm a critically indecisive realist whose in love with the little things. I enjoy writing lists and schedules but never stick to them. I want to learn to do a million things like speak Swedish, play guitar, skateboard, hula hoop and play poker. My mind is always turning over a million things but I am a simple girl and I never ask for much. I'm a typical nerd and I'm excited by fashion, photography, books, ideas and theories.
I could pour through books and magazines until my eyes dribbled down my face in a torrent of glitter and sequins. It's true.
I like to paint what I write, write what I think and photograph what I see.
"Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known." Chuck Palahniuk, INVISIBLE MONSTERS