When a designer looks to create a new collection, one of the most integral concepts to pin down is from which place or person it will draw its inspiration. And, proving that this is the case is Alexander McQueen as it unveils its bold Pre SS22 women’s collection.
Looking to the life and legacy of the famed English poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake, the British house ensured that their new womenswear cuts stood more as wearable art, as opposed to a meer item of clothing. Ensuring that William Blake’s legacy lived on through each fibre of the new collection, McQueen turned to the moody pastel colour palette and swirled brush strokers of the multi-facets work in Dante’s Divine Comedy and used them to inform textures and prints of each piece.
As for the clothes themselves, as rippling ruffles adorning the skirt of dresses the back of blazers, the artist’s influence stays apparent, all the while showing off the brand’s codes as tailored two pieces and sophisticated elegance reigned supreme in an array of dresses, all of which were masterfully lensed by Chloe Le Drezen.
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