Alexander McQueen Fall-Winter 2024 - Paris Fashion Week

Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2024 – Paris Fashion Week

Alexander McQueen's Fall/Winter 2024 collection under new leadership presented a fresh perspective. Inspired by London's East End, the collection featured edgy silhouettes and unconventional materials.
March 5, 2024
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Alexander McQueen’s Fall/Winter 2024 collection under the new creative director, Seán McGirr, marked a turning point for the fashion house. McGirr presented a collection that paid homage to McQueen‘s signature elements while introducing a fresh, streetwise perspective.

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Inspired by London’s East End and its characters, the collection featured a raw and edgy aesthetic. Think gangsters, glamazons, and artists clad in dramatic silhouettes, sharp tailoring, and unconventional materials.

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McGirr revisited McQueen’s archives with a contemporary lens. We saw a reworked version of the iconic cling-film dress from the 1995 “The Birds” collection, crafted in black jersey for a more wearable feel.

The collection wasn’t without its imperfections. The oversized knits and funnel-neck jumpers felt somewhat tired, while the fit of some tailored pieces could be improved. However, there were standouts like the boot-cut jeans, overdyed cardigans, and the McQueen signature shocking footwear – hoof shoes!

McGirr’s exploration of McQueen’s heritage of exquisite handcraft was particularly intriguing. The smashed crystals on suiting and the shattered-screen embroidery dresses hinted at a deconstructionist approach that could be a fascinating direction for the brand.

Overall, the Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2024 collection left fashion critics with mixed feelings. While it didn’t fully connect the dots to McQueen’s legacy, it showcased McGirr’s bold vision and his potential to take the brand in a new and exciting direction.

Read more: Alexander McQueen welcomes Seán McGirr, forging a new dawn

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