The British label Alexander McQueen stands for provocative fashion. From dresses to shoes to jackets, the noble brand has shocked and inspired people all over the world since its foundation in 1992. The style is characterized by a mystical aesthetic. Since the designer's death, Sarah Burton has been acting as creative director. She continues the fashion designer's legacy and has developed the style of the label in a sustainable way. At the same time, Burton has added a delicate, feminine touch to the label.
Behind the infamous name is the son of a taxi driver whose brand quickly became a worldwide myth. No expert could have predicted that the name Alexander McQueen would one day become so well known. Launched in 1993, the label quickly achieved considerable world fame thanks to its unmistakable style, among other things. In addition to his iconic designs, Alexander McQueen also distinguished himself with his eccentric presentations. Many journalists and connoisseurs got excited about the fashion shows. Not for nothing was the founding father considered an enfant terrible of the scene. This eccentricity is still reflected in the collections today.
Even as a teenager Alexander McQueen took great pleasure in tailoring dresses and fashion items for his sisters. He later turned this passion into a profession. At the age of 16, he began his training as a tailor in London, before completing his master's degree at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 1992. In the same year he met the Vogue stylist Isabella Blow, who bought his entire graduate collection and acted as his mentor from then on. One year later he founded his own label. The stylized skull established itself as an early trademark of the Alexander McQueen brand. Even the ultra-low waist trousers attracted attention nationwide. The extroverted designer was adept at combining old-fashioned and futuristic elements to create an unmistakable language of shapes and colours.
The fashion shows of Alexander McQueen were often provocative. For example, when presenting his collection, the designer let his models walk on the catwalk covered in blood. In 1995, he presented his naked butt to journalists in another show. Despite or perhaps because of the many border crossings, McQueen was named British Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 1996. From the new millennium on, the label finally succeeded in expanding all over the world. This was not least due to the entry of the French group of companies PPR. The worldwide operating global player brought Alexander McQueen with several stores to all important metropolises of the world. In 2010, after ever-growing success, the death of the designer was the big shock for all fans and followers. Today, the spirit of the label is carried on by the former co-designer Sarah Burton. In the beginning the company exclusively produced fashion pieces for women. In the meantime the brand has expanded its target group to include the men of creation. While Alexander McQueen sets fashionable accents for women with graphic shapes and laser cuts, among other things, the men's collection scores with a rather plain and glamorous style.
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