Nowness did a beautiful video of McQueen's spring 2012 collection, with lots of zoomed-in shots that show just how intricate all those lovely, anemone-esque ruffles really are. Also, you can hear Sarah Burton talking, which is rare. "A McQueen woman always has to feel powerful. She's never a girly girl, she's always a woman," she explains to Cathy, adding, "A McQueen woman does not seem to wear something that boxy, for instance." So basically, she should talk more often.
They go on to discuss how weird it is that a lot of designers seem to coordinate trends with one another every season, which baffles Cathy (and rightfully so). How does this happen? Do designers all call each other up and come to an agreement about this? The McQueen collection for spring 2012, for example, was aquatic-themed, along with Chanel's. Burton agrees that the phenomenon is weird, but doesn't really have an explanation. "I find it very strange that people have the same thing. It's like, 'Gosh, who's talking to who?' It's especially very underwater this season," she laughs.
Diving for McQueen [Nowness]