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Pre Spring/Summer 2018: Denim

A peplum trompe l’oeil jacket in raw dark blue denim features multi-coloured jewelled garden embroidery: the utilitarian nature of the fabric is in direct contrast to the ultra-feminine hand-applied embellishment. The jacket has contrast white topstitching – a nod to the 1950s – and frayed edge detailing on the collar evoking a garment worn for […]
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Pre Spring/Summer 2018: Tweed

This fil coupé tweed is inspired by the flower paintings of the artist Cy Twombly. It is made out of rose, lust red and petal pink chiffon yarns, fine bouclé wool and silk threads. Exclusively made for the house of Alexander McQueen, the tweed is woven in Italy on a special jacquard loom. The tweed […]
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Wild roses in shades of lust red are formed out of ombré-dyed pressed silk organza petals and have satin-stitch embroidered stems and leaves. Inspired by the climbing roses at Kew Gardens, pressed dried flowers, and the documentation of flowers in herbaria they refer to the beauty of nature and to its healing powers. Roses are […]
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Inspired by Deconstructed Couture

Inspired by 1950s lingerie, these tromp l’oeil corset dresses from the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2018 pre-collection feature petite rose silk brocade jacquards woven tonally in lust red and petal pink, pieced and panelled with tonal power mesh and linked with alternating bands of crinoline at the hem. Despite a vintage reference, they are extremely technically […]