ALEXANDER McQUEEN

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The late British genius Alexander McQueen was renowned for his breathtaking catwalk shows, pushing the boundaries of fashion to extraordinary, unseen realms. Sharp tailoring underpins every McQueen collection and directional silhouettes make this incredible designer's pieces instantly recognisable. Accessories collections are equally loaded with inimitable appeal, from silk scarves printed with the designer's signature skull motif to über-sexy shearling-lined stiletto boots, statement rings and other covetable wardrobe icons. - less

Alexander McQueen SS14

Thanks to Sarah Burton’s skilful designs, the McQueen woman has been transformed from a Medieval Queen to a full-on equestrian warrior for SS14. Sporting gold riding helmets and leather and metallic harnessed dresses with swishy knee-length skirts, models took to the runway on a Mondrian-check catwalk that was, incredibly, made out of sand. The classic McQueen shape was there – all corseted busts and nipped-in waists – but the trapeze-cut cropped tops and matching boyfriend trousers added a new dimension of ease not normally associated with the fashion house. "The flared skirts were some of the most wearable pieces we have ever seen on a McQueen runway", said Harrods' Head of Womenswear, Helen David.