Since Kate Middleton’s wedding Sarah Burton (the after-death Alexander McQueen fashion house creative director) set about gardening and presented the new cabbage-inspired Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer RTW Collection 2012 at Paris Fashion Week.
Feminine woman dressed in a lot of ruche and frilling pale beige and pink, nude, cabbage-form frilling on skirts, cabbage-texture and cabbage-print dresses – that is all Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer RTW Collection 2012. Aged gold color costumes give the special medieval chic to the collection – the Alexander McQueen’s calling card. Read More »
“My clothes are designed for prosperity”.
The history of Alexander McQueen Fashion House is very interesting. It all started from the times when Lee Alexander McQueen was only 16. He left the school then to become a fashion designer and had a prosperous success in this career. He learned tailoring on Savile Row and pattern making from costumiers Angels and Bermans. His degree collection was shown in 1994 and was entirely bought by an eccentric British style icon and fashion editor Isabella Blow. She was the one who suggested using his middle name for the label.
Alexander McQueen’s early collections were famous for their controversy and shock tactics. The pieces designed by him were gorgeous and combined both British tailoring and French couture. The dresses cut in hourglass shape, frock coats with skinny pants, sharp suits, dark and romantic gowns covered in embroidery and lace – all these was Alexander McQueen’s signature. He also received numerous distinctions and awards. Namely in 2004 he was awarded the Best British Menswear Designer of the yearby the British Fashion Council. By that time the Alexander McQueen Fashion label was already partially owned by Gucci Group. Read More »
A new Spring/Summer Menswear Collection 2012 of Alexander McQueen was presented under the artistic direction of Sarah Burton. This collection is a real presentation of England with its rock essence, embracing all the aspects from indie style to flagrant theatre, including crowds of fans hugging and hearting each other every minute. This turned out to be the main concept for Sarah Burton’s inspiration during Milan Fashion Show. And her idea worked well enough for her. Read More »
The British designer, Sarah Burton, have been honored to make the design of the Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. So the style of the bride of Prince William will be in responsibility of McQueen fashion house. It is officially claimed in mass media.
The new creative director of the Alexander McQueen luxury house is going to help Kate Middleton to find her own style for the big event. After McQueen suicide about a year ago, Sarah Burton is taking over his duties. They had been working together for almost 14 years before his death. Read More »
The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2011 Collection at Paris Fashion Week without any doubt can be called successful. This was the first catwalk collection after the Alexander McQueen’s tragic death in February. Sarah Burton, who now became the creative director of the brand, kept to the extravagant, powerful, edgy and a little aggressive McQueen’s style, but made the collection more light, soft and optimistic.
The designer used wild animal prints, mostly natural materials and golden embroidery. Stiffened silhouettes had weightless look, though they were constructed perfectly.
The corsette belts made from the leather leaves, that cinched bohemian style dresses, the monarch butterflies, that laced the neck and chest of a short dress, white military frock coats – all of those were remarkable highlights of the show. Read More »
“Every single inspired, original, lofty, whimsical,
stunning, brilliant and jaw-dropping detail
was Alexander McQueen.”
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker has been appointed to present the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award to the late Alexander McQueen. Five months left after the couturier Alexander McQueen was found dead (apparently suicide attempt) at his London apartment in February. Read More »