The spirit and emotion of the mid-Twentieth Century British artist. Francis Bacon. John Deakin. Soho. The artist vulnerable yet powerful. Hybrids: classic clothing taken apart at the seams, turned on its head. The maverick male in heritage McQueen. Cut, pieced and patched trench coats, hunting jackets, pinstripes, knits, shirting and military clothing realised with the power and immediacy of a broad-brush stroke. Strength of character, individuality and creativity.
The collection takes as its starting point the elegant modernism of the British male, with references as diverse as the tailors of Savile Row to the styles favoured by the pony kids of Ireland. The look is restrained, balanced, committed, authentic; utilitarian but seductive nonetheless: sober tailoring, tidy ties, shrug-on trench coats, cable knits and fuss-free lace-up boots or trainers.
The Alexander McQueen show for Spring/Summer 2019 was one of the best in terms of originality and style while still staying true to the brand’s design aesthetic, not forgetting the subtle inclusion of the unexpected, which is always a treat for the eyes. A very strikingly cool combination of razor sharp classic silhouettes vs a totally edgy biker-esque attitude made for interesting bedfellows to start with. The collection had a grunge glam kind of essence that moved between each ensemble with an energy that just had everyone’s attention.
Tailoring starts out clean, almost puritanical; austere. Precisely cut double-breasted jackets are worn over ivory leather bib-fronted shirts with slim fitted trousers finished with a broad, leather stripe. Long tailored coats with peak lapels and equally pared down trouser suits are cut in bonded black and scarlet leather. Outerwear is re-constructed: pieced and patched in camel and differing scales of Prince of Wales check in graphic shades of black, scarlet and ivory. An oversized cotton gabardine trench coat is reversed and inset with a wool silk jacquard patchwork of contrasting check. Cotton broderie anglaise shirts are paired simply with white poplin cropped trousers or layered with Fair Isle-inspired knits, one of which is pieced and patched together from socks, the once heel now forming the elbow.
Monaco is without question where the rich and famous come to play. If it’s a hit on the French Riviera, you can pretty much guarantee it’ll be a hot look wherever. Our finest fashionistas have studied the catwalks for ideas that will turn heads from Paris to Tokyo, and from Las Vegas (usually more casual) to Milan. If you’re planning to visit any of these playgrounds of the prosperous this Summer season, it’s vital that you’re on point with your wardrobe. Fortunately, we’re here to give you a few handy titbits.
The British Fashion Council (BFC) today celebrates the fifteen emerging designers who will receive NEWGEN support for the year ahead. Following the announcement of a new format, NEWGEN sponsorship is now awarded annually to both menswear and womenswear designers who will show at either London Fashion Week Men’s or London Fashion Week.
Westminster Fashion Design BA Student wins The British Fashion Council Coach Design 2017 competition
Lloyd James Husband, currently studying Fashion Design at the University of Westminster, won the British Fashion Council Coach Design Competition on Thursday 16 March.
The wit, wisdom and beauty of Oscar Wilde as he journeys from tite street in London to Paris saint Germain inform Alexander McQueen’s menswear collection this season. The writer wears tailoring typical of the London gent, cut in classic British fabrics to begin with – jackets and coats in wool serge with velvet appliqu?s, a 3-piece flannel suit in charcoal and exaggerated overcoats in or trimmed with shearling.
Tailoring lies at the very heart of Alexander McQueen and is a fundamental part of the house. Combining traditional techniques with new and innovative approaches, a bespoke Alexander McQueen suit is expertly crafted to the highest quality and with the utmost attention to detail.
The journey of the menswear collection begins in 1960s swinging London and moves to a dusty exotic world. Traditional, sharply cut Savile Row tailoring in sober shades gradually becomes more exotic and opulent, inspired by India during the Empire period, where the palette and iconography is fully embraced, from safari colours to sun-bleached leopard prints and exotic landscapes to ornate embroideries. Jewellery fit for a Maharaja reference the lavishness of the time and the spirit of the 60s adds a dandified irreverence to the collection.
The Fashion Design course has an outstanding reputation for developing highly talented and original fashion graduates. Westminster University specialises in enabling you to become an individual and creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry.
The movie about Alexander McQueen, presented during the Sofia Film Fest, is a perfidiously satisfying direction of Andrew Haigh, who is pretty famous for his odious movies about male prostitution in London and for the pious unpleasant sides of homoerotic love and perversion.
This season there were 65 designers showing on schedule, and 65 designers in the Designer Showrooms in the January edition of the event.
Charles Darwin in 1859 gave us a theory of evolution, the science of natural selection, an argument for the ‘survival of the fittest’, and a story of how man triumphs. He was an avid explorer in his youth, travelling the world for field study, discovering and collecting specimens, making a Victorian enquiry into who we are. For Autumn/Winter 2016, the collection embraces the spirit of travel and a world newly open to exploration and the gathering of collectibles, but in the way of the McQueen tradition of flora, fauna and memento mori. This is a collection obsessed with the elegance that ‘survives’ the struggle for life.
This season, the dark green made its long waiting return. We can see the colour among the creations of Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Gucci.
A profound respect for the artisanal makes craftsmanship the heart of the house of Alexander McQueen and the collection for Spring/Summer 2016 looks to the people of Spitalfields from the late 17th century, the Huguenot migrants who arrived in London as religious refugees.
Since her Oscar-nominated performance as enigmatic rock star Penny Lane in 2000’s hit Almost Famous, actress and Hollywood royalty Kate Hudson has become a red carpet favourite with her effortless bohemian glamour.
London (23rd July 2015): Amazon Fashion opened its new multi-million pound European Fashion Photography Studio in East London on Thursday 23rd July. To celebrate, a launch party was held at the studio for Amazon’s brand partners and its studio team, celebrities, media, models and photographers with special guest DJ Jack Guinness and Amazon’s Autumn/Winter ’15 brand ambassador, Suki Waterhause, Amazon Fashion’s European brand ambassador for Autumn/Winter 15 and special guest DJ, Jack Guinness.
Alexander McQueen’s menswear collection this season explores the spirit of journeying and solitude. Drawn to what is unfathomable and remote, the sea acts as a powerful opposite to the land, and is a place where men can make themselves new. To create a strong sense of the world of water and naval adventure, McQueen has homed in on the image of sailors and wrestlers. The collection further explores the theme of adventure and tattoos as a male habit of mapping his body with identity.
Fashion Space Gallery, located at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, is delighted to announce Warpaint: Alexander McQueen and Make-Up, the first ever exhibition to explore McQueen's catwalk make-up.
Paul Andrew, the British-born, New York-based footwear and accessory designer, debuted PAUL ANDREW, his eponymous line of luxury women’s shoes in Spring 2013. The collection is on course to firmly establish him as a fresh, innovative and creative force within the fashion industry.
Sarah Burton takes the notion of the female form and deconstructs it to discover the darkly romantic woman underneath. Her silhouette grows organically in three dimensions, as strong and natural as a flower. England’s symbol is the rose, a symbol of strength and fragility, forever on the brink of dishevelment.
It is sometimes forgotten that the uniform is a testament to equality. At work and at war, the dress uniform has long stood as a symbol that all men are equal in the face of duty — sharing equal honour, valour, and truth — and this season the house of McQueen uses that tradition to take apart the class separations associated with the British heritage silhouette.
Two light boxes suspended above a black lacquered wood floor dominated by Marc Quinn’s painted bronze orchids.
Tailoring is slashed on the revere or under the pockets, reworked as panels to reveal vivid red lining on long and lean coats and suit jackets. An abstracted Kabuki pattern is the dominant and recurring motif featured throughout the collection. It is used all-over, as an asymmetric placement or stripped back to just a single block of colour. There is a play on the scale of three classic menswear fabrics – the Houndstooth, Birdseye and Prince of Wales check, used in combinations as a new type of patchwork or woven as jacquards in the abstracted Kabuki pattern.
New York City Ballet’s annual Fall Gala will once again celebrate ballet and fashion with a program that will include three world premiere ballets by Justin Peck, Liam Scarlett, and Troy Schumacher,as well as existing works by Peter Martins and Christopher Wheeldon, all featuring costumes designed by an international roster of some of the fashion world’s most renowned talents: Thom Browne, Sarah Burton, Valentino Garavani, Carolina Herrera,and Mary Katrantzou.
TOPMAN and Fashion East’s leading designer support scheme MAN returns to London Collections Men in June 2014 to showcase the most exciting new menswear talent. Established in 2005, MAN continues to champion and launch the brightest emerging designers in an unmissable group catwalk show.
Born Free is a global initiative with the goal of ending mother-to-child HIV transmission by December 31, 2015. The exclusive Shopbop + Born Free capsule collection was formed in collaboration with 22 top designers, including Victoria Beckham, C?line, Tory Burch, and Isabel Marant. 100% of the profits from this collection will benefit Born Free. The MAC AIDS Fund will match all donations and the total purchase price of all products sold, up to $500,000.
In the most important night for the world of cinema the whole elite of Hollywood wants to show the best. So the Hollywood celebrities choose models of some of the most famous designers in the world like Versace, Armani, Dior, Gucci.
See how our favorite actresses show at the red carpet this year.
Menswear becomes more and more impulsive, capricious and flirty. In other words - more and more feminine.
Summer 2014 menswear collections are full of floral motifs, lace, fishnet and tropic tones.
And while Brands like Lanvin and Jill Sander still keep offering classic outfits, some other fashion houses take our breath away with their eye-catching looks. For example...
World famous fashion house Alexander McQueen launches series of signature jacket styles - from downtime DBs to classic morning suits - that can be cut to your exact specification and measurements and made of a wide range of exclusive fabrics. Alexander McQueen's new made-to-measure service will be offering an express route to suit customisation. Suits will be made in Italy and it'll take six weeks to be finished.
Shoes have always played a special role in the designs of Alexander McQueen and in the works of Sarah Burton, who took after him in the fashion label. She continues to create unusual and unique models, which can never be mixed up with footwear by other designers.
For Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 Sarah Burton designed a number of quirky pairs, including shoes and ankle boots decorated with fur, ruffles, flowers and rosettes, lace and buckles.
Pippa Middleton wowed the world at her sister's wedding when she appeared in an ivory colord crepe column, complete with cowl neck, designed by Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton.
Cameron Diaz wore the same Alexander McQueen gown in bold red to the Golden Globes in 2010.
Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey today (29 April). The ceremony was attended by more than 200 official guests and watched also by a huge global audience on TV or online.
Kate Middleton wore a stunning but simple ivory dress created by the designer Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen fashion house. The dress featured a long train and hand-made lace applique over an ivory-coloured bodice and skirt, made of silk and satin. Kate had a tiara on loan from her new grandmother-in-law Queen Elizabeth.
Sarah Burton presented her Autumn/Winter 2011 collection for Alexander McQueen on Tuesday and had everyone wondering whether she’ll be sewing similar dress for Kate Middleton wedding next month.
The fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, had one of the most standout hair in all the other shows. The model’s hair were concealed beneath an armour of large, metal barrettes, looking equal parts medieval and dark romantic.
Sarah Burton had big boots to fill when she took up Alexander McQueen's mantle in May but she rose up to the challenge with her first solo collection presented at Paris fashion week on Tuesday, critics said.
Burton, who was McQueen's right hand woman before he committed suicide in February, had four months to produce and present a spring/summer collection and many wondered if she would remain faithful to the McQueen spirit and codes. Which she clearly did.
We present you a small part of the new accessories line Fall/Winter 2010/2011 of the late British designer Alexander McQueen.
It is full of amazing and luxurious pieces, inspired by Byzantine art, Roman Empire and Angels and Demons.
This is the latest collection by Alexander McQueen.
We present you a small part of the Pre-Fall 2010 collection of the late British designer Alexander McQueen. All models are designed by him, except in a few details, which were further elaborated by his team after the tragedy.
Graphic suits, techno-printed gowns, leather pants, tailored suits and Victorian skirts and dresses are big part of the thirty piece collection. The models are suitable for women who aspire to classical style, bohemian simplicity and retro chic.
Two of the dresses from Alexander McQueen’s fall/winter 2007 collection, which was inspired by the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are to be sold at auction in London.
The two evening gowns are among the first to be sold at auction since the tragic suicide of the British designer in February.
The designer Alexander McQueen and model Iman are having special place in the "Oscars of fashion," wrote Spanish media.
Like every year the Council of fashion designers will give their awards, known as the “Oscars of fashion”.
The event will be held on June 7 at Lincoln Center in New York.
Although is still unknown who will be the lucky ones to go home with the prestigious award, it’s already clear what are the names of nominees in the 2010 edition.
Despite snowy conditions for the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this February 11-18, 2010, the Bryant Park tents are red hot with the New York debut of the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and E-Class Cabriolet.
Until now their collections presented Zac Posen, Max Azria, Gwen Stefani, Charlotte Ronson, David LaChapelle, Christian Siriano, Michael Angel, La Perla etc.
At Mercedes-Benz fashion week in New York was also presented a collection show called Fashion For Relief Haiti NYC 2010. Among the models on the catwalk were Kelly Osbourne, daughter of singer Ozzy Osbourne, Agyness Deyn and the super model Noami Campbell.
The British designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his Mayfair home yesterday morning, nine days after the death of his mother.
"At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee's family," said the statement, using the designer's real first name. Unconfirmed reports suggested that he had hanged himself.
Alexander McQueen's death came just days before the start of London fashion week.