This is Alexander McQueen`s debut collection for Givenchy, succeeding John Galliano.
It is inspired by greek antiquity and the collection is like a vision of his future work (for his own label). There so many familiar elements, which I will point out for you below.
Left: corset with ornaments as seen in Alexander McQueen F/W 07/08. Right: asymmetric one-shoulder top as seen in S/S 1998 and S/S 08.
Left: chiffon dress as seen in S/S 1998 and F/W 05.
Left: horns as seen in Alexander McQueen F/W 97/98. Right: skirt made of "fabrics-strings" as seen in F/W 03/04, body-armour as seen in F/W 00/01, F/W 07/08 and S/S 99.
Left: wings headpiece as seen in F/W 06.
Left: feather / wings cleavage as seen in S/S 08.
High stand-up collar as seen in S/S 03 and F/W 07.
"Capeish"-back as seen in F/W 00/01, S/S 07 and S/S 09.
Left: Hitchcock hair & 60s as seen in F/W 05. Right: Corset over clothes as seen in S/S 08.
Vines of flowers as seen in S/S 01 and S/S 07.
Left: cape as seen in F/W 00/01. Right: high-waist pants as seen in S/S 01.
Right: poity shoulders as seen in F/W 97/98 and S/S 08.
Classic costumes as seen in S/S 98, F/W 06/07 and S/S 07.
Left: feather dress as seen in S/S 09.
Right: suit as seen in S/S 98 and S/S 06.
Oversize hat as seen in S/S 07 and F/W 09/10.
Angel: reference to F/W 10/11.
How do you like the collection?
Where do "a designers signature style elements" end and where does copying oneself begin?