Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2018
The prolific designer Lee Alexander McQueen founded his namesake brand in 1992. A master of imaginative textiles, lavish style and fairytale fashion, McQueen was renowned for his controversial runway shows and uncompromising workmanship. After the designer’s premature death, his long-time right hand woman, Sarah Burton, began her reign as McQueen’s successor and creative director. Alexander McQueen’s Pre-Fall 2018 collection is inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and by drawings of Aubrey Beardsley, who was a talented artist and the lover of the author Oscar Wilde. In the darkly romantic collection, guipure lace, pinstripes, sequins and dreamy prints exude decadent glamour. Silver, red, magenta and gold hues provide pops of color in the somewhat monochromatic ensemble.