The Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2018 campaign is set in mythical and free-spirited San Francisco.This city provides a rich backdrop evocative of the beauty of nature, the importance of culture and contemporary society at its most evolved. Like the collection itself, the campaign is the embodiment of freedom of expression, drawing on themes of metamorphosis and
INSPIRATIONThe 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
Inspiration…Sensuous, mysterious and uncompromising, the Alexander McQueen woman this season is a darkly romantic muse. Her enchanted childhood was wildly unconventional. Moving between an untamed rural landscape steeped in fairytale tradition and legend and the glitter and gleam of city life, she takes inspiration from the contrasts between both. Her wardrobe is a reflection of
Explorers’ sketchbooks, often battered and neglected, stored away and perhaps long forgotten inspired the delicate and emotionally resonant embroideries in the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2018 mens shoes. Fragments of Rudyard Kipling’s beautiful 1898 poem, The Explorer, are also printed and embroidered across shoes and accessories throughout.
With its roots in workwear, denim is pieced and patched. An exploded, deconstructed vintage denim jacket is slashed at the elbow and waist and is worn with a skirt fitted at the hip then flared to mid calf, pieced again, and with a delicate antique floral fluted and irregular handkerchief cotton hem. The play between