The first collection following the designer's death from the controversially appointed Sarah Burton has been released during the Resort Spring 2011 and it is very interesting.
Whilst the looks do continue McQueen's legacy in terms of sharp tailoring, femininity and luxuriousness; I feel the usual theatricality and imagination is missing. It looks to be a conformation of some formula which is the dilemma McQueen as a brand face. As Lee McQueen literally poured himself and his imagination into his collections, his brand cannot be as successful or innovative without him. They decided to continue it regardless and this is a commendable first attempt to follow that gorgeous A/W gold collection presented in Paris earlier this year. It is tame but extremely wearable and the red dress is the standout piece.