Sarah Burton masterfully transfers the essence of tailoring into an elegant womenswear collection that hails deconstruction, gathering and asymmetric cuts. Silhouettes are divinely accentuated, then grounded with earthly leathers and metal detailing – power dressing at its most fierce, imagined in the romantic palette that roots the maison’s theatrical designs.
Leaning into heritage, Alexander McQueen cuts impeccable suits to hero the menswear collection, only to flip the formula with a contemporary splash of graffiti. Both an homage to a bygone air of British humility that begins at the Yorkshire mills and a rebellious nod to punk, the offering heralds a new era of sartorial excellence – where the T-shirt is put on a pedestal alongside tailoring.
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.