Alexander McQueen

Philosophy

Alexander McQueen brand, as the homonymous British designer, was born around 2000.

The designer creates menswear, womenswear ready-to-wear and accessories collections, revolutionizing the traditional elegance.

McQueen shows rigorous cuts, couture tailoring, between British and French Haute Couture.

Alexander McQueen inspiration is romantic nature, gothic and unusual; he creates collections expressing contrast between strength and fragility, influenced by his tailor tradition and his theatricalexperiences.

He conquers an important place in international fashion industry thanks to important collaboration with Romeo Gigli and Givenchy and after its joining to Gucci Group in 2001.

Dream and reality atmospheres, past and future, a mood between Victorian-Gothic style and punk-rock, McQueen sees his women as the painter Jan Vermeer saw his muses.

He takes inspiration by bullfighters and bikers, interpreting a new Victorian Punk, with an artistic touch took from Salvador Dali paintings and the ancient tales.

Alexander McQueen wedges remind Far east geishas, printed dresses similar to “Harlequin” patterns or Escher prints, metal skulls applications and bags with ring handles which seem weapons.

Mary Jane shoes and triple zip ankle boots, with buckles and fringes, velvet flats with crystals and high heels.

Tight leather or brocade trousers, wheel skirts and draped dresses, stiff shoulders blazers, soft blouse with high collars and huge bows.

A mix of smooth and rough fabrics, bold and dark colours, tulle items, ermine or fox furs, silk velvets, wool, tartan mohair, proposed in white, black, red and royal blue.

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Boutiques Alexander McQueen

Typology
Ratti
Ratti
Ratti is a well-known and exclusive boutique founded in 1945 and located on Via Rossini, in the heart of Pesaro.   From the very beginning, thanks to its offer of refined men's and women's fashion, it became a local reference point for sophisticated top clients. In 1963 was founded a sibling [...]
10 Corso Como Milano
10 Corso Como Milano
10 Corso Como is one of the most famous concept stores in Italy. It was inaugurated in 1991 in Milan, in a former garage; it has been able to bring a new idea of shopping in the country, anticipating the current trends, conceiving  a space within a space, a couture atelier, a library, an art g [...]
10 Corso Como Seul
10 Corso Como Seul
10 Corso Como is an iconic concept store designed for fashion addicts: in addition to the Milan office, it has been presented in Seoul since 2008 with a modern store which soon became a point of reference in Asia. Located in Cheongdam Dong, inside a building on three levels, 10 Corso Como offe [...]
119 Corbo'
119 Corbo'
119 Corbo' is an elegant women's clothing boutique located on Yorkville Avenue a few steps from the Hazelton Hotel and the Four Seasons in Toronto. Inaugurated in 2007 by Linda Perisa, 119 Corbò is a reference store for luxury shopping and it offers a selection of the best collections of int [...]
55 Croisette Cannes
55 Croisette Cannes
55 Croisette is a multi-label boutique of luxury female ready to wear clothes located on the Croisette in Cannes, near luxury brand boutiques and hotels such as Hermès, Ermanno Scervino, Cartier, Valentino, and the Carlton hotel. At the start of 2015, the space was redesigned  [...]
ABCD Goteborg
ABCD Goteborg
ABCD was founded in 2000, it consists of two concept stores in Sweden: ABCD Stockholm and ABCD Göteborg, flourishing with the most prestigious high fashion brands. The recent hype over the high fashion district in Stockholm depends heavily on predecessors like ABC [...]
ABCD Stockholm
ABCD Stockholm
ABCD was founded in 2000, consists of two concept stores in Sweden: ABCD Stockholm and ABCD Göteborg, flourishing with the most prestigious high fashion brands in Europe. The recent hype over the high fashion district in Stockholm depends heavily on predecessors like ABCD. They have& [...]
Al Duca D'Aosta Padova
Al Duca D'Aosta Padova
Close to the old railway, far from the city centre of Padova, the Ceccato family opens Al Duca D'Aosta flagship store. The famous Padua boutique is located in a 60’s building that dominates the most popular street of the city center, where Hermès, Gucci, Cartier, Bulgari and, last [...]
Al Ostoura
Al Ostoura
Al Ostoura was established in 1985 and has marked many achievements. Today, the company operates more than 40 monobrand and multi-brand boutiques in Kuwait, representing over 150 top designer brands. Located in one of Kuwait's most lively neighborhoods Salmiya, the Thuraya Mall is th [...]
Alan Bilzerian
Alan Bilzerian
Alan Bilzerian is a historic refined womenswear and menswear boutique located in Newbury Street, Boston.  Alan Bilzerian opened his first shop in 1967 with surprising ideas for like-minded clients. He was one of the first to carry in town many oustanding designers suc [...]