A Vision – Pre-21

By Rebecca McNelly-Tilford

The very shape and form of a piece of clothing will instinctively dictate who created it. A great design is one where it is evident without thought as to who created it. If one brand excels at this it is Alexander McQueen. “A continued focus on silhouette. Saturated colour, papercut prints and hybrids. A study of clothing and character: portraits” Following on from the Spring Summer 2021 collection the Pre-Autumn Winter 2021 womenswear focuses on an exploration of their silhouette and updated in strong colours. Find out more in A Vision – Pre-21

The collection looks at details taking a more refined and stripped back simplistic approach. Saturated pops of colour are both electric and optimistic, through garments down to the accessories.

The collection explores volume via gathering and ruffles, draping to create volume as well as tunnelling details. A defined focus on fabric, proportion and more development on signature hybrid pieces. The progression and exploration of themes explored further in thsi latest collection, a floow thoruhg from the season before.

Leather elements at an edge to the collection, contracting with the traditionally feminine details of ‘Stong’ ruffles, against sharp lines making it an unmistakable McQueen set of designs.

The team explored London under the concept of its hidden history, using architectural inspiration of gargoyles to create the motif design. Think of the gargoyles posted on building around London town a reminder of the heritage of this city-centric brand.

The motifs within the collection are all embroidered and hand-stitched by the in-house design team. The dress above is a unique piece hand-sewn with exquisite detialing.

The Curve bag, The Bundle bag and The Chelsea Wander boot are realised in new colour ways for the AW21 season.

A signature from the brand is hybrid garments, denim jackets with tailoring, mixing bomber jackets exploring new silhouettes.

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