About Alexander mcqueen
Launched in 1992 by the late designer Lee Alexander McQueen, the brand quickly made its mark with radical yet exquisitely constructed garments. McQueen translated his subversive approach to fashion into handbags featuring unexpected shapes like the oval Novak and intricate adornments like the knucklebox clutch.
Craftsmanship and quality materials are hallmarks of McQueen bags. Many are produced in Italy, using sumptuous leathers, silks, precious metals, and Swarovski crystals. While aesthetically progressive, the bags are designed for function as well, with meticulous attention to detail.
Over the years, Alexander McQueen has partnered with sport shoe brand Puma on accessories as well as brands like Damien Hirst for limited edition, artist-designed bags. Such partnerships align with McQueen's avant-garde sensibility.
While Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Sarah Jessica Parker have sported Alexander McQueen bags off the runway, the Novak and Heroine bag have become celebrity favorites. Roomy enough for everyday wear yet statement-making, these silhouettes embody the McQueen essence.
After McQueen's suicide in 2010, Sarah Burton took the creative helm, bringing continuity through her mastery of tailoring and textiles honed while working closely with McQueen. She continues to expand into new categories like small leather goods while upholding codes of craftsmanship.
Today Alexander McQueen boutiques worldwide stock the brand's ever-evolving bag collections. Yet even with global renown, Alexander McQueen retains its unique DNA and the late founder's radical, rebellious spirit.