Alexander McQueen and Smiljan Radic erect bubble on London skyline

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‘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,’ says creative director Sarah Burton of Alexand…

was inspired by ancient Japanese temples and the concept of a fake ruin.
Alexander McQueen S/S 2022: step into Smiljan Radic’s sky-high show set
Radic’s bulging bubble, lined with concentric circles of chairs, reflected the influence that the London metropolis played in Burton’s vision for the
Alexander McQueen
S/S 2022 collection. While the brand’s S/S 2021 womenswear offering looked to mudlarking in the Thames, here Burton cast her eyes upwards to the sky of the brand’s home city. ‘We moved from water… to the sky and the ever-changing, all-encompassing magnificence that represents,’ she explained, referencing the magnificent views the rooftop of the label’s studio offers, spanning from Saint Paul’s Cathedral to the London Eye.

This led Burton to consider the concept of storm chasing, as she watched the weather formations above the brand’s headquarters, clusters of clouds accumulating, the changing of the skies from serene to sinister.
In the ethereal
S/S 2022 offering, strapless dresses plumed like soft clouds around the body, abstract cloud prints swathed full skirts, fringed sequins cascaded like falling water, and shimmering crystal embellishments resembled light-illuminated rain.
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