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  • Francesco Lo Iacono


Updated: Aug 10, 2021

Last June, I was pretty excited as I got invited for the first time to an Alexander McQueen show. Even better, it was a beautiful presentation held at the Charterhouse in London, meaning that I could have more time to sketch the models rocking the menswear Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

The new offering by creative director Sarah Burton, is an open conversation with the womenswear counterpart, with references to '90s Alexander McQueen and the inspiration trips the team made to Japan during that time.

Tailoring is a big part of the collection and it's here explored and reinvented with asymmetric and refreshing cuts. X-ray florals and kaleidoscopic blooms are printed all along with the new offering, while fuchsia, deep red, black, ivory and indigo form the inspiring colour palette.

Embellishments and jewellery like metal thread flowers and crystal embroideries enhance the elegant pieces of the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

As an illustrator, the presentation was a very precious moment as it allowed me to sketch live one of my favourite brands. Thank you very much to the whole Alexander McQueen team for having me, and a very special thanks to the models for their patience.

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