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Clothing Essentials by Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen brand was founded by designer Alexander McQueen in 1992. It was the suggestion of Isabella Blow that McQueen use his middle name for the label. The house's early collections developed its reputation for controversy and shock tactics with trousers aptly named "bumsters" and a collection entitled Highland Rape.

Clothing Essentials by Alexander McQueen
Clothing Essentials by Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen staged lavish and unconventional runway shows, such as a recreation of a shipwreck for his Spring 2003 collection, Spring 2005's human chess game, and the Fall 2006 show, Widows of Culloden, which featured a life-sized hologram of supermodel Kate Moss dressed in yards of rippling fabric. In total, McQueen designed 36 collections for his London label, including his MA graduate collection.

During his time as head designer, McQueen was awarded the title "British Designer of the Year" four times between 1996 and 2003, he was also awarded the CBE and named International Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers in 2003. In December 2000, the Gucci Group acquired 51% of his company and appointed him as Creative Director before launching stores in London, Milan, New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

On 31 October 2011, Alexander McQueen opened its first store in Beijing with a runway show. Following the takeover, the brand's catwalk presentations were relocated from London to Paris, beginning with the Spring/Summer 2002 collection with The Dance of The Twisted Bull on 6 October 2001. Alexander McQueen launched its first menswear collection in Spring/Summer 2005 and continues to show its collections during Milan Fashion Week.

The company launched its first women's pre-Spring collection on the runway with its men's collection on 22 June 2008 and has since continued releasing cruise collections since spring 2010. Alexander McQueen launched an online store in the US in 2008. This was later expanded with an online store for the UK market in 2010.


Multicolor "Letters from India" print on silk jacket. The jacket has two pockets with flap, a top breast pocket and two front buttons.


Multicolour "Letters from India" print on silk fitted trousers. Four pockets and zip fastening on the front.


Cerulean silk mohair slim 72cm jacket. Two front button fastening and side pockets.


Mohair silk tailored fitted trousers in ceruleam. Four pockets and zip fastening on the front.


Black, grey and beige medium stripe jacket. Two front side pockets. Raw cut edge on sleeve and hem. Two button fastening.


Tailored striped fitted trousers in black, grey and contrasting beige lines. Four pockets and zip fastening on the front.


Indigo mohair double breasted jacket. Two front pockets and six buttons.


Tailored mohair fitted fitted trousers in indigo. Four pockets and zip fastening on the front.

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