It’s always a special moment when two visionary minds collaborate to create something greater than the sum of its parts. This is exactly what’s happened when legendary photographer, Paolo Reversi, photographed Creative Director Sarah Burton’s FW21 Alexander McQueen collection. On full display is the design philosophy that Burton has meticulously crafted over the past decade. Ethereal and haunting prints adorn voluminous dresses while modern punk emblems like the biker jacket become corsets. A complimentary blending of traditional high-fashion and punk overtones define the collection. Denim makes its final journey as a high-end fabrication in the shape of a corset and dress. The details are incredible and leave one with the impression that fashion for fashion’s sake is still very much alive.
Explore the full lookbook in detail below, courtesy of Alexander McQueen.
It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future. More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important. We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral flowers, here made permanent in cloth. The women wearing the anemone dresses almost become like flowers, like their embodiment, their character – but amplified, grounded, radiant and strong.Sarah Burton, Creative Director