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This week we invite you to make paper dolls with us, taking inspiration from those made in the Alexander McQueen atelier. These dolls, or maquettes, are used to visualise the placement of fabric and embroideries on garments on a small scale. 

 

Learn how to make a paper doll at home with a member of the McQueen design team. Watch the full process on YouTube and download the template below to make it at home. If you don’t have a printer at home, we would still love to see your creative interpretation of the doll. Please decorate your paper doll in your own chosen way.

 

Share your creations on Instagram by tagging @AlexanderMcQueen #McQueenCreators to be in with a chance to be featured on our channel.

Click here to download Paper Doll Template – A4 Size

Click here to download Paper Doll template – A3 size

This week we invite you to submit photography taking inspiration from nature: now more than ever its beauty and ability to regenerate is a symbol of hope and quiet power. 

We will unveil a series of images shot during the lockdown from photographers based all over the world. Our brief to them was the same: to capture their perceptions of nature during this moment of global quarantine. 

 

Photographers:

Alice Schillaci, Milan

Lea Colombo, London

Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Berlin

Virginie Khateeb, London

Adama Jalloh, London

Wing Shya, Hong Kong

Chloe Le Drezen, London

Hanna Moon, Seoul

Julia Noni, France

Luo Yang, Beijing

Eddie Wrey, Wiltshire, UK

Share your photograph on Instagram by tagging @AlexanderMcQueen #McQueenCreators and #McQueenNature to be in with a chance to be featured on our channel. 

     Alice Schillaci, Milan                                          Lea Colombo, London

Luis Alberto Rodriguez, Berlin                                    Virginie Khateeb, London

Adama Jalloh, London                                           Wing Shya, Hong Kong

Virginie Khateeb, London                                Chloe Le Drezen, London

Alice Schillaci, Milan                                  Hanna Moon, Seoul

Julia Noni, France                                 Alice Schillaci, Milan

Luo Yang, Beijing                                        Virginie Khateeb, London

Eddie Wrey, Wiltshire                                                           Lea Colombo, London

 

 

 

We invite you to experiment with embroidery, taking inspiration from the bee dresses in the Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear collection.

With whatever materials you can source from around your home, we invite you to create an embroidered bee.

Then take a picture and share your final piece on Instagram (tag @AlexanderMcQueen #McQueenCreatorsto be in with a chance to be featured on our channel) or Twitter (tag @McQueen #McQueenCreators to be featured on our channel).

For further inspiration, watch a member of the Alexander McQueen embroidery team show how the bees from the Spring/Summer 2013 dresses were created on our YouTube channel at 6pm on Thursday 30th April.

This week we invite you to draw the silhouettes of the SS20 womenswear and AW20 menswear collection with us.
Find your sketchbook and chosen materials – charcoal, pencil, pastels or paints of any kind.
Sketch, illustrate or paint your favourite picture from the upcoming series of images.

 

Then take a picture and share your final piece on Instagram (tag @AlexanderMcQueen #McQueenCreators to be featured on our channel) or Twitter (tag @McQueen #McQueenCreators to be featured on our channel).

 

 

 

The next #McQueenCreators film – drawing silhouettes with Howard Tangye. Howard is a figurative abstract artist based in London, who is best known for his portraits created in an array of mediums. He is highly renowned for his influence in the fashion industry too after being Head of BA Womenswear at Central Saint Martins for seventeen years, artistically inspiring some of the leading names in fashion:

We invite you to create your own print at home, using the following iconic Alexander McQueen prints for inspiration.

Find or build your tools and materials. Make your own stamps, blocks or devise a screen to print with. Or simply free-hand draw or paint your interpretation.

Then take a picture and share your final piece on Instagram (tag @AlexanderMcQueen #McQueenCreators to be featured on our channel) or Twitter (tag @McQueen #McQueenCreators to be featured on our channel).

Share your creations with us by Tuesday 21st April to be featured on our channel.

Simon Ungless, long-time Alexander McQueen friend and collaborator and the creative behind the extraordinary prints for shows including The Birds and Dante, shares his own print projects from his home studio – he is Executive Director of the school of fashion at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco:

We invite you to create a three dimensional flower using any material you can find in your own home.

 

Then take a picture and share your final piece on Instagram (tag @AlexanderMcQueen #McQueenCreators to be featured on our channel) or Twitter (tag @McQueen #McQueenCreators to be featured on our channel).

  1. We invite you to sketch the Autumn/Winter 2019 Rose dress with us.

 

  1. Find your sketchbook and chosen materials.
    Choose the picture you’d like to sketch from the upcoming series of images.

 

  1. Sketch, colour or paint your favourite image.

 

  1. Then take a picture and share your final piece on Instagram (tag @AlexanderMcQueen #McQueenCreators to be featured on our channel) or Twitter (tag @McQueen #McQueenCreators to be featured on our channel).

 

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