ALEXANDER McQUEEN SPRING/SUMMER 2020
Alexander McQueen is a brand known for being uncompromising, unconventional and unbridled in its creativity. Founded by Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992, with Sarah Burton taking over as creative director in 2010, its runway shows and innovation are making constant waves in the industry by always pushing the boundaries of fashion. Juxtaposition is central to Alexander McQueen’s culture - a harmonious clash between strength and fragility, romance and rebellion - resulting in bold and iconic styles.
Alexander McQueen’s style and aesthetic takes inspiration from nature and British history, which is evident in the detailing and embellishments of its fashion and accessories. Displaying the fashion house’s love of experimentation, and showcasing time-honoured craftsmanship, the Alexander McQueen Spring/ Summer 2020 eyewear collection stays true to its own culture.
Another innovative piece here by Alexander McQueen, with a style that quite literally pushes the boundaries. An unconventional effect is achieved with each lens overlapping the frame, however, the sleek black colour scheme and gold branding on the sides adds a dash of refinement and simplicity – a tale of contrasts that represents the fashion house’s culture.
A spider on the temple – inspired by McQueen’s fashion jewels - is the standout feature of this piece. Enriched with pearls and Swarovski, it provides a perfect contrast to the black acetate frame which has a powerfully feminine cat-eye shape. The Alexander McQueen branding along the arms provides a final mark of quality.
The skull icon is symbolic for Alexander McQueen, and this subtle interpretation as an end piece on both temples is truly innovative. Transparent acetate with a metal core visible throughout creates a wonderful effect along with the branding engraved along the arms. This frame is a classic easy-to-wear shape with a dark twist.
The metal brow bar that pierces the temples carries a punky aesthetic, however, there is a juxtaposition with its soft pink tones, thin frame and cat-eye shape. McQueen through and through, this piece carries the fashion house’s spirit by combining sophistication and rebelliousness whilst at the same time accommodating your own unique style.