ALEXANDER McQUEEN SS22 Womenswear Collection "LONDON SKIES"





“I am interested in immersing myself in the environment in which we live and work, in London, and in the elements as we experience them each day. We moved from water – and the mud on the banks of the Thames – to the sky and the ever-changing, all-encompassing magnificence that represents. The artwork for the prints in this collection was shot from the rooftops of the studio where we are lucky enough to have the most incredible views of the city: from Saint Paul’s Cathedral to the London Eye. We watched the weather and captured the formation and colouration of clouds from daybreak to nightfall and documented changing patterns, from clear blue skies to more turbulent ones. That led me to storm chasing. I love the idea of the McQueen woman being a storm chaser, of the qualities of storm chasing uniting the passionately individual community of characters wearing the clothes. They inhabit the same universe and the clothes are inspired by and made for them. Storm chasing is not only about the beauty of the views but also a sense of mystery and excitement – about embracing the fact that we can’t ever be sure of what might happen next. To give up control and be directly in touch with the unpredictable is to be part of nature, to see and feel it at its most intense - to be at one with a world that is bigger and more powerful than we are.” Sarah Burton, Creative Director



alexander mcqueen spring/summer 2022 womenswear collection



look 01

A double-breasted tailored coat in black wool with a cloud bustle and sleeves in black poly faille.




look 02

A dress with central zip, gathered channel and ribbon detailing in engineered daybreak cloud print poly taffeta.




look 03

A double-breasted tailored jacket with a cocoon back in black wool with bomber sleeves in black poly faille.




look 04

A dress with a deep V-neckline and gathered channel and ribbon detailing in engineered blue sky cloud print poly taffeta.




look 05

A double-breasted tailored jacket and high-waisted peg trousers with spliced zip detailing in Prince of Wales check wool.




look 06

An off-the-shoulder dress with gathered channel and ribbon detailing in engineered stormy sky cloud print poly taffeta.




look 07

A double-breasted tailored coat in Prince of Wales check wool with a contrast cloud bustle back in stone poly faille, a shirt in white cotton poplin and high-waisted peg trousers in Prince of Wales check wool.




look 08

A shirt dress with central zip detailing, pleated parachute sleeves and a parachute skirt in white poly faille.




look 09

A strapless corset dress with a parachute skirt in pale sky blue poly faille.




look 10

A trench coat with parachute sleeves and a rolled parachute hem.




look 11

An off-the-shoulder skeletal corset dress with cloud sleeves and gathered channel and ribbon detailing in sunshine yellow silk, mesh and Paris net.




look 12

A shirt with central zip detailing and pleated parachute sleeves in white cotton poplin and high-waisted peg trousers with spliced zip detailing.




look 13

A dress with a corset bodice in dusk pink silk and viscose yarn.




look 14

A double-breasted jacket in navy pinstripe wool, a shirt in white cotton poplin and high- waisted peg trousers in navy pinstripe wool.




look 15

A corset bodice with central zip detailing in neon pink leather and a skirt in neon pink silk and viscose yarn.





look 16

A trench coat with a cutaway back in black leather and a dress with a deep V-neckline and gathered channel and ribbon detailing in engineered stormy sky cloud print poly taffeta.




look 17

A double-breasted tailored jacket and high-waisted peg trousers in neon pink wool.




look 18

A cropped aviator jacket with a cocoon back in black leather and an asymmetric tiered skirt in ivory Paris net.




look 19

A single-breasted tailored jacket with spliced zip detailing at the waist, a bra with central zip detailing and high-waisted peg trousers in black leather.




look 20

A sweatshirt with cocoon shoulders and crystal raindrop embroidery in white cotton jersey and an exploded skeletal skirt with crystal raindrop embroidery in white Paris net.




look 21

A cropped aviator jacket with a cocoon back in ivory leather, a bra with central zip detailing and a trompe l’oeil biker skirt with zip detailing in pieced black leather.




look 22

A trompe l’oeil strapless bustier pencil dress with zip detailing in pieced sky blue denim and black leather.




look 23

A trompe l’oeil tank dress with dégradé blue sky crystal and sequin shard rain embroidery in white cotton jersey.




look 24

A trompe l’oeil cocoon jacket in sky blue denim and black leather, a bra with central zip detailing and a spliced biker skirt with central zip detailing in black leather.




look 25

A T-shirt with cut-out shoulders and dégradé stormy sky crystal and sequin shard rain embroidery in grey cotton jersey.




look 26

A trompe l’oeil cropped biker jacket and spliced biker jeans with zip detailing in sky blue denim and black leather.




look 27

A dress with central zip detailing and a parachute skirt in engineered blue sky cloud print poly faille.




look 28

A trompe l’oeil double-breasted jacket with a half swallow tail and high-waisted peg trousers in black wool.




look 29

A dress with an open neckline and full gathered skirt in engineered nightfall cloud print poly faille.




look 30

A single-breasted tailored jacket with slashed shoulders and waist and peg trousers in ivory wool.




look 31

An off-the-shoulder skeletal corset dress with gathered channel and ribbon detailing, crystal raindrop and shredded tulle cloud embroidery in dusk pink silk, mesh and Paris net.




look 32

A double-breasted jacket with crystal raindrop embroidery in grey wool.




look 33

A skeletal corset dress with an arched skirt and crystal raindrop and shredded tulle cloud embroidery in blush pink silk, mesh and Paris net.




look 34

A single-breasted tailored tuxedo jacket with slashed shoulders and waist, satin lapels, crystal raindrop embroidery and a black Paris net cloud back in black wool.




look 35

An off-the-shoulder skeletal corset dress with gathered channel and ribbon detailing and crystal raindrop embroidery in black silk, mesh and Paris net.




look 36

A cropped single-breasted tailored jacket with crystal raindrop embroidery and a strapless skeletal corset dress with an asymmetric skirt and dégradé shredded tulle storm cloud embroidery in black silk, mesh and Paris net.


shoes


The Arc shoes in black viscose yarn with a skeletal wedge heel in polished silver metal, the Arc sandals in black glove leather with a skeletal wedge heel in polished silver metal, the Arc boots in black stretch mesh, mid-calf and thigh-high, with crystal raindrop embroidery and a skeletal wedge heel in polished silver metal. The Rave boot in cut-out, buckled black leather with a tread sole in black and ivory, Rave Derby shoes in black leather with a tread sole, Rave Chelsea boots in black leather with a tread sole. The new Sprint Runner in all white and black and white leather.


jewellery


Sculptural earrings in polished silver metal with multi-facetted crystals and raindrop pearls. Multi-hoop and large hoop earrings in polished silver metal. Tubular chokers and fine chokers in polished silver metal, with and without crystals. Hand-crafted charms including oversized multi-facetted crystals, raindrop pearls and talismans suspended from chokers and fine chains in polished and antique silver metal. Cuff bracelets and bangles in polished silver metal, with and without crystals. Stacked multi-rings in polished silver metal, with and without crystals.


bags


The Soft Curve bag in spliced structured and supple leather in black, sky blue and sunshine yellow. The Four-Ring bag with an oversized polished silver metal chain strap in black, ivory, dusk pink and neon pink leather. The Mini Four-Ring Satchel with an oversized polished silver metal chain strap in black, white and neon pink leather. The Ball Bundle with an oversized polished silver metal chain strap in black and white leather. The Mini Bundle with crystal and sequin shard rain embroidery.


show space


The set is a reusable structure conceived and designed by the architect Smiljan Radic and built on the roof of Tobacco Docks Yellow Park in Wapping, East London.


music


A sound installation by John Gosling features Massive Attack’s Safe From Harm and Daniel Avery’s Yesterday Faded.














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