Alexander McQueen – the late British designer widely declared a genius – was renowned for pushing the boundaries of fashion. Originally trained on Savile Row before working with famous theatrical costumiers Angels, Lee Alexander McQueen developed a signature style: mixing razor-sharp tailoring with melodramatic silhouettes and directional cuts. Today, the house is in the safe hands of creative director Sarah Burton, the designer behind Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress. Continuing to embrace the brand’s darkly romantic roots, each Alexander McQueen collection is as breath-taking as the next, showcasing immaculately tailored separates, definitive outerwear and party looks alongside accessories laced with the iconic skull motif.
Bag meets jewellery in Alexander McQueen’s signature Four Ring Clutch, with knuckle-duster hardware lending an edge to the elegance of an evening minaudière. The iconic bag has been a mainstay for the brand for over a decade, and Harrods boasts an exclusive collection that raises the bar further still, with adornments including spectacular crystal roses and dazzling cabochons.
London is the lifeblood of Alexander McQueen – intrinsic to the legacy of its Lewisham-born founder, who apprenticed on Savile Row before honing his craft at Central Saint Martins. ‘Lee’ McQueen’s individual brilliance has parlayed into the Alexander McQueen atelier. Overseen by creative director Sarah Burton, the capital-based studio champions a trifecta of couture, consideration and craft.
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Quilted dress coats, intricate lace hearts and patchwork that appeared across sharp tailoring and statement outerwear alike; inspired by the artistic heritage and folklore of Wales, Sarah Burton’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection for Alexander McQueen all-at-once evoked protection, togetherness and strength.
History is essential to Alexander McQueen tailoring. A testament to the heritage of the brand, impeccably cut suits revisit time-honoured techniques with a modern mood. Look forward to first-class wools sourced from Yorkshire’s storied textile mills, and an air of bygone gentility that’s quintessentially British.