Friday, 8 September 2017

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

There are certain designers that seem to capture your interest and for me Alexander McQueen was a prime example. A super talented individual whose life was sadly cut short after his death in 2010, Alexander McQueen's pieces earned him various awards (including British Designer of the Year FOUR TIMES) and notoriety in the fashion world.

His signature style was an incorporation of skulls with a glam-punk kind of vibe which is no surprise that he designed many of David Bowie's tour looks. (Thanks for that information Wikipedia!) He started his career as an apprentice on Saville Row and then went onto working within theatrical costumery and also had a MA from Central St Martins College of Art and Design - he really was extremely talented and experienced in such a variety of styles! His background has definitely shown  influence in his designs and earned him a spot at Givenchy before McQueen became a brand in his own right.

My Alexander McQueen Scarf was one of my first forays into designer accessories and I still love the fact it brightens up an otherwise dull outfit. The brand has retained alot of Alexander's unique styles and I am loving the blush pink variations on his classic pieces. And, let's be honest, who doesn't need a fabulous skull handled umbrella?!

I have selected some of my favourites from the new collections in the image above and it was difficult enough to narrow it down to them! I would love to expand my scarf collection and I am very taken by the handbags which hit just the right amount of grunge but mixed in with a ladylike edge suitable both for the office and night out! *THAT* beaded clutch bag is expensive but what an incredible piece of craftmanship!! I also love that the price points mean that there is a McQueen piece for everyone!

What are your favourite McQueen pieces?




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