Spring/Summer 2016 Alexander McQueen

Collections|February 28, 2016

Sarah Burton has long been credited as the light source at McQueen. In previous seasons it’s been subtle, like a crack in a window but bit by bit that window has widened. This show, it was thrown wide open. Her Alexander McQueen takes a gentler, more feminine approach and that was no truer than in […]

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Autumn/Winter 2015-16 Alexander McQueen

Autumn/Winter 2015-16|July 19, 2015

That moment when a rose is on the verge of decay, when the petals turn floppy, soft and crinkled, is, says Sarah Burton a beautiful thing. This show, staged at the Conciergerie in Paris, the vaulted chambers where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned before being beheaded, and, for those who can remember, the venue for Lee […]

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Spring/Summer 2014-15 Alexander McQueen

Collections|December 23, 2014

Sarah Burton built upon her own personal and treasured collection of antique kimonos picked up during trips to Japan during her early days at McQueen. Those precious pieces informed the palette of blossom pink, red and black and brought about a blown-up floral on structured engineered jacquard lantern-sleeved dresses, which were so stiffened they looked […]

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Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Alexander McQueen

Autumn/Winter 2014-15|November 3, 2014

WINTER is coming. There was a distinct Game of Thrones (chill in the) air at this evening’s Alexander McQueen show. The trees had fallen and the ground was steaming before the collection even took to the forest land of the catwalk – of which we’d already been given a clue as to from the tree […]

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