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Tove Lo Carries Giant Chet Lo Bag to Gay Times Honours Awards

Tove Lo Carries Giant Chet Lo Bag to Gay Times Honours Awards

GO BIG OR GO HOME: Swedish singer Tove Lo carried a giant yellow spiky bag stuffed with two bunny bags, all by the London-based, Chinese American fashion designer Chet Lo, to the 2022 Gay Times Honours awards in London, where she received the Excellence in Music award and performed tracks from her latest album “Dirt Femme.”

Tove Lo poses during the 2022 Gay Times Honours awards.

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The event, hosted by famed drag performers Gottmik and Violet Chachki to recognize people from the LGBTQ community who have made a profound impact over the past 12 months, and sponsored by Meta Quest, also rewarded British singer Cat Burns with the Rising Star in Music award and Tom Daley with the Changemaker award.

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Burns chose a cutout blazer with matching trousers from Labrum designed by Foday Dumbuya. The Olympic gold medalist wore a bow-decked white suit from the New York-based label Tanner Fletcher to the event with his husband Dustin Lance Black. Daley completed his look with a baby blue bow bag from Self-Portrait.

Tom Daley poses during the 2022 Gay Times Honours awards.

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The On-Screen Trailblazer award went to the cast of the Netflix coming-of-age romantic comedy teen drama “Heartstopper.”

The British Community Trailblazer award was given to trans-visibility campaigner and poet Kai-Isaiah Jamal, and the Future Fighter award was awarded to London Trans+ Pride, an organization that was founded by Lucia Blayke and Finn Love as a response to the injustices that trans people face daily.

Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, called the event “a fantastic celebration of our LGBTQI+ communities and their incredible impact on all aspects of our society.”

“I am proud that London is a beacon of inclusiveness and diversity and was honored to stand alongside our LGBTQI+ communities and allies to celebrate 50 years of Pride this summer. Sadly, we know that there is still much to do across the world and at home to fight discrimination and ensure equality, but I am committed to building a fairer London for everyone. And as we look ahead to the next 50 years, we can take inspiration and hope from the achievements of all those nominated for these awards,” he said.

Tag Warner, chief executive officer of Gay Times, added, “It’s never been more crucial for our community to come together. Unity, solidarity and progress is at the core of what Gay Times stands for and we’re proud that Gay Times Honours reflects that year after year.”

Jimmy Choo’s Sandra Choi on Designing a New Type of Christmas Tree for Claridge’s Hotel

Jimmy Choo’s Sandra Choi on Designing a New Type of Christmas Tree for Claridge’s Hotel

LONDON — It’s a Jimmy Choo Christmas.
The luxury accessories brand’s creative director Sandra Choi has unveiled her Christmas tree design for London’s Claridge’s hotel in Mayfair.

The brightest and most animated in the hotel’s history, the tree is a minimal geometric shape lit by white lights with a double-knotted neon pink bow.

“The bow as a symbol of bringing things together and this united ceremony is what I wanted to portray,” Choi told WWD on the morning of the tree’s big unveiling.

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“The tree itself was a symbol to the core of our brand because what does Jimmy Choo mean? Glamour always comes like a boomerang,” she added. Glamour is a running motif in the brand’s winter 2022 campaign shot at the famous hotel, starring Iris Law, Mica Argaňaraz and Stan Taylor, photographed by Angelo Pennetta.

The tree has been given the name of The Diamond.

The tree has been given the name of The Diamond, a nod to the brand’s regalia-like accessories. The designer wanted to translate the allure of Jimmy Choo’s through light in collaboration with set designer Simon Costin who worked on the tree that stands more than five meters tall and took more than 350 hours to construct. 

“We chatted and we dissected what it means to use light as a whole idea into the future. It’s about stepping inside the jaw, which I talk about often. Claridge’s is a place of heritage, it’s iconic and for us at Jimmy Choo, we needed to bring that glamour that Claridge’s has,” Choi said.

Simplicity and upcycling were at the forefront of Choi and Costin’s ideation when they met to plan the project. 

“We produce a lot of stuff and Christmas is one of those times where you’re overloaded with things to bring the festivities alive, but we wanted to minimize the stuff element and have the ability to upcycle certain parts of the tree. We haven’t got there yet, but it’s something we discussed last night. What do we do with the materials and what do they mean to us?” said Choi, who will be hosting a cocktail party at the hotel on Wednesday evening to celebrate the tree commission.

Sandra Choi outside Claridge’s hotel in London.

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Christmas for Choi is all about treating others. Her most memorable memory of the holiday is from 2019 when her family took a trip to Lapland in Finland, she said.

“We packed our bags, went to the cold and had a white Christmas. It was incredibly magical because it’s not about stuff, but rather just being together,” said Choi, who will be celebrating Christmas with her sister in Wales this year.

“I have volunteered my sister to treat me,” she said, jokingly.

Choi has already started forward planning for 2023, and hinted at a mentoring program in the works. 

“I’m really into seeing what the new generation is looking at. I’ve got teams of people I work with and I always chat to them about what they see and how they feel. I’ve been in this brand for so long, I’ve seen it all, but to actually see it from another lens is very important,” she said.

Choi hinted at another project set for spring 2023 that she describes as a “nostalgic childhood project that is really artful, creative and feminine at the same time.”

Burberry Posts Strong Growth in H1 as Jonathan Akeroyd Sets Out Strategy

Burberry Posts Strong Growth in H1 as Jonathan Akeroyd Sets Out Strategy

LONDON — Burberry reported a robust first half, with revenue and profit both rising in the double digits at reported exchange driven by leather goods sales and the weaker pound.
The new chief executive officer Jonathan Akeroyd also set out a series of punchy targets. His ambition is for revenue to grow to 4 billion pounds in the medium term, and 5 billion pounds in the long term, at constant exchange rates, and with “good” margin progression.

In the first half ended Oct. 1, revenue rose 11 percent to 1.35 billion pounds at reported exchange, boosted by the weaker British currency. At constant exchange, revenue rose 5 percent year-on-year.

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Adjusted operating profit was up 21 percent to 238 million pounds at reported exchange, and 6 percent at constant rates. Profit for the six-month period rose 33 percent to 193 million pounds at reported exchange.

Shares were up 1.8 percent to 20.38 pounds in late-morning trading on the London Stock Exchange.

Burberry’s newly refurbished Sloane Street Store in London.

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Sales of leather goods were up 11 percent in the first half, with the Lola bag now a bestseller. Sales of outerwear rose 3 percent in the six-month period.

The past six months have been busy for Burberry. Chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci showed his final collection for the brand at the end of September, and Burberry immediately named designer Daniel Lee to the top creative post. His first collection, for fall 2023, will be unveiled in London in February.

The company said it was maintaining its near-term guidance for the full fiscal year, and is mindful of the macro-economic challenges that lay ahead, including COVID-19-related disruption in mainland China, and “recessionary risks” in Europe and the Americas.

Later on Thursday, Akeroyd is due to lay out his new strategy to the markets during a live presentation in London. That new vision will include “a refocus on Britishness,” doubling the sales of leather goods, shoes and women’s rtw, and growing outerwear by 50 percent in the medium-term.

Another of Akeroyd’s ambitions is to grow accessories to more than 50 percent of group sales in the medium term. He also wants to “accelerate momentum” in core markets, and deliver on the company’s “bold” sustainability commitments.

Ksubi Unveils First European Store on London’s Carnaby Street

Ksubi Unveils First European Store on London’s Carnaby Street

Australian denim and streetwear label Ksubi last week unveiled its first stand-alone European store — on Carnaby Street in London, England.
Designed by London-based Brinkworth, the space occupies the ground floor and basement of the refurbished former Hearst Magazine office building on the popular shopping street with neighbors including End Clothing, Rolling Store, Replay and Levi’s.

Craig King, chief executive officer of Ksubi, said the expansion into London marks a milestone in the brand’s two-decade-plus history.

“London’s been calling us for some time with its buzzing music and arts communities. At Ksubi, we celebrate the triumph of the creative outsider — the rebels doing things their own way and to their own beat. We’ve found our L.A. and New York stores have become hubs for our crew to hang out and we hope London will be the same,” he said.

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The store features a sculpture by the Nigerian-born, London-based artist Slawn, who has also worked with Ksubi on a limited-edition collection, launched exclusively for the London store opening.

Red marble cash desk at Ksubi London store.

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Founded in 1999 as a creative collective, Ksubi was acquired by Los Angeles, California-based private equity firm Breakwater Investment Management in 2013.

In 2015, Australian streetwear chain General Pants Co. signed a long-term exclusive licensing and distribution rights deal for Southern Hemisphere distribution. King, at the time General Pants’ chief executive officer, also took over the helm at Ksubi — stepping away from his General Pants role in 2019 to focus solely on Ksubi.

In 2016, General Pants entered into a joint venture on the brand with Breakwater, along with several private investors, and work began rebuilding the business.

In May, Ksubi signed a wholesale partnership deal with Tomorrow Ltd., an international brand development platform, to expand the brand’s distribution across Europe and the U.K.

The brand, which offers a range of denim, T-shirts, leather goods and more from $40 up to $1,000, also counts retail stores in Miami, Florida, and Chicago, Illinois, as well as more than 300 retail partners such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Kith, Selfridges, End, Ssense, Matchesfashion, Neiman Marcus and more.

In the next three years, the brand plans to roll out 20 Ksubi stores in gateway cities around the world, with a second New York location.

Gucci Takes Over The Savoy’s Tea Shop With Luxury Travel

Gucci Takes Over The Savoy’s Tea Shop With Luxury Travel

LONDON — Gucci has set up shop inside London’s famed luxury hotel, The Savoy.

The brand has taken over the Savoy Tea Shop on the ground floor for three months, which usually sells tea and cake.

The short residency is a celebration of Gucci’s travel offerings, including trunks, trolleys, duffel bags, suitcases, garment bags, travel sets, stationery and pet accessories.

Ryan Gosling recently appeared in Gucci Valigeria’s campaign shot by photographer Glen Luchford. He joins the brand’s high-profile celebrity portfolio that includes Harry Styles, Florence Welch and Jared Leto.

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Ryan Gosling starring in Gucci Valigeria’s campaign.

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In the early 20th century, Guccio Gucci worked as a luggage porter at The Savoy. His observations of guests coming in and out with their exquisite luggage is what inspired him to start an artisanal luggage atelier in 1921. 

The brand has since expanded into the world of accessories, ready-to-wear and cosmetics, as well as becoming synonymous with modern-day elegance.

In 2021, the hotel collaborated with Gucci on the transformation of the Royal Suite, featuring pieces from the Gucci Décor line: wallpaper with the brand’s double G logo; monogrammed cushions; scented candles, and more.

The Savoy has always been at the forefront of modernity, as it was one of the first hotels in the U.K. to have electric elevators, en-suite bathrooms, and to be lit by electricity.

Moncler Partners With British Photographer Platon on a Multi-city Art Event

Moncler Partners With British Photographer Platon on a Multi-city Art Event

LONDON — The worlds of fashion and art are coming together in London, with the timing of Frieze London and rescheduled fashion shows due to Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
Moncler’s Frieze partnership underscores that connectedness — the French-founded Italian luxury brand is presenting a special exhibition lensed by British portrait photographer Platon, who often captures politicians and public figures, including Russian president Vladimir Putin for the cover of Time magazine in 2007.

This is the first time that Platon has collaborated with a fashion house. “Moncler is clearly not a traditional fashion brand, they’re dedicated to using their extraordinary platform to celebrate extraordinary talent. How could I say no?” the renowned photographer told WWD.

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In the first room, Platon shot seven moving images of the Moncler Maya 70 jackets reinterpreted by seven creative individuals, modeled on subjects chosen by the designers that will drop on Saturdays. 

Moncler Maya 70 by Palm Angels

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These include, Elsa Hosk for Palm Angels; Lee Pace for Thom Browne; Nigel Sylvester for Frgmt; Michèle Lamy for Rick Owens; Bianca Brandolini and Honey Dijon Moncler for Giambattista Valli; Kristen McMenamy for Pierpaolo Piccioli, and musician Tobe Nwigwe for Pharrell Williams.

“This is a celebration of inclusivity and creative power. I’ve been so inspired to connect with all these amazing people who have a special relationship with Moncler,” said Platon, adding that the process has been “honest, authentic, humble and generous with their trust. Together we all made human magic.”

The photographer is also showcasing seven additional portraits that have been merged together to create a moving image. All the creative individuals are connected to London, including him.

“I’m currently making a short film with the United Nations honoring refugees from around the world, as well as finishing a 20-year large scale book highlighting human rights defenders,” said Platon of his future projects. He will be attending Frieze for “much needed inspiration, with my mum as my special guest.”

The second section is Moncler’s expedition, tracing the brand’s history with seven archive boxes.

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The second section is Moncler’s expedition, tracing the brand’s history with seven archive boxes that contain a padded sleeping bag from 1952 that would go on to inspire the brand’s first down jacket; 1968, when the French ski team wore Moncler for their record-breaking Winter Olympics performance, through to 2018, the year that the brand launched their collaborative platform Genius, working with the likes of Noir Kei Ninomiya, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more.

Moncler has brought the roving exhibit to London as part of the brand’s 70th anniversary. The first was held in New York and it will move to Tokyo and Seoul after London, with a Chinese leg available digitally beginning Oct. 20.

The brand is entering into the world of NFTs with help from digital artist Antoni Tudisco. London landmarks have been merged with Moncler’s Maya 70 jacket in 500  limited edition NFTs.

Denzilpatrick: A Sustainable, Multicultural London Brand With Heart

Denzilpatrick: A Sustainable, Multicultural London Brand With Heart

LONDON — The London-based fashion designer Daniel Gayle is stepping out of fashion’s backstage, and into the spotlight, putting a focus on sustainability.His label, Denzilpatrick, is based in Peckham, south London, and turns out two collections per year. He works exclusively with deadstock fabrics, vintage garments and recycled materials such as leather, polyester and lace. He uses a company in Dartford, also in south London, that takes industrial waste leather and turns it into a pulp that can be purchased in sheets, meaning that it’s 96 percent recycled.
He admits that producing low volumes has meant that his price range sits higher than the brands on the high street, but that hasn’t affected orders, as the cashmere has sold out.

“For spring we pushed the idea to have a bit more fun with it by making cashmere briefs and they sold out, a store in Ibiza took an order,” said Gayle, who started his career on the cutting-room floors of Jonathan Saunders, Victoria Beckham, Phillip Lim, Kenzo under Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, and Felipe Oliveira Baptista.

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Accessories is a smaller section of the brand that Gayle hopes to keep consistent while ready-to-wear grows. For jewelry, he has found a small community in Peru and Ecuador that carve tagua nuts and dip-dye them.

Denzilpatrick uses deadstock fabrics, vintage garments and recycled materials such as leather, polyester and lace.

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The business has been growing so quickly that, starting with the fall 2022 collection, Gayle will be stretching beyond his direct-to-consumer model and taking on his first stockist, which he declined to name as the deal isn’t done yet.
Previously, he sold directly via the Denzilpatrick site.
In an interview, he said he had always wanted to launch his own brand, “but I always had imposter syndrome. I just didn’t think these things were really there for my taking, having grown up in a regular working-class family,” said Gayle, who trained as a ballet dancer at the Urdang Academy in Covent Garden.
He named his label after his immigrant grandfathers, Denzil and Patrick, who moved to London from Jamaica and Ireland, respectively, because he didn’t want the narrative to be all about him.
“I wanted it to be slightly disconnected from me so that everyone could see there was a story beyond me, and it was about the clashing of these two cultures,” he said.

London-based fashion designer Daniel Gayle.

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In the early stages of brainstorming what his brand could be, he started with questioning the fashion system’s way of working, and thought through how he wanted to focus on sustainability, reducing waste and sourcing smartly. At the same time, he wanted “a level of fantasy. I was once a queer 13-year-old, and I tap into all those feelings that are still present in me today.”
Gayle is adamant about producing just two collections per year, and does so with help from his art director husband, James Bosley, whom he met at a printing studio in Brixton while working with Jonathan Saunders.
He said his designs are about finding the missing puzzle pieces in a man’s wardrobe and his end goal is to create a Denzilpatrick uniform.
“It’s about the focus and the edit. There are things that we’re constantly developing that we started in the first season which we’ve only gotten right by the third season,” he said, adding that getting tailoring right has been a highlight for him.

Even though Gayle’s heart — and business — are in London, he has presented his last two collections in Paris, and will continue to show in France, which he believes is still the best platform to promote his brand.

Kate Middleton Attended the Top Gun: Maverick London Premiere in an Elegant Off-Shoulder Gown

Kate Middleton Attended the Top Gun: Maverick London Premiere in an Elegant Off-Shoulder Gown

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have touched down at the U.K. premiere of Top Gun: Maverick.
On May 19, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a screening of the Top Gun sequel starring Tom Cruise at Leicester Square in London, England. Middleton walked the red carpet wearing a black-and-white off-shoulder gown by Roland Mouret that was perfectly complemented by her husband’s classic black tuxedo. The Duchess kept her neck bare and her loose, straight hair away from her face to showcase a par of dainty starburst diamond earrings.
While Prince William kept his look relatively simple, he snuck in one nod to the Top Gun franchise on his velvet shoes, which featured a jet plane design. Prince William previously served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, as did his brother, Prince Harry.
The film’s star, Tom Cruise, reportedly feels he has “a lot in common” with the Duke of Sussex. “We both love England and we’re both aviators, we both love flying,” Cruise said on the red carpet, per My London.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the “Top Gun: Maverick” Royal Film Performance at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022. Photo: Getty
Though the Duke and Duchess were each other’s dates to the event, it was Cruise who lent a hand to Middleton as she ascended a flight of stairs.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is accompanied by Tom Cruise as she arrives for the Top Gun: Maverick Royal Film Performance at Odeon Leicester Square on May 19, 2022. Photo: Getty
Ahead of the screening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also met with cast members Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Glenn Powell, and Jon Hamm.
From left: Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Glen Powell meet Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at the Royal Film Performance screening of Top Gun: Maverick in Leicester Square on May 19, 2022. Photo: Getty
According to reports, this isn’t the first time Prince William and Kate Middleton have viewed the sequel to the 1986 classic film about a band of elite fighter pilots. In the 2022 sequel, Maverick (Cruise) makes his return to the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School to shepherd a new group of airmen, including the son of his late best friend, Goose (Anthony Edwards), played by Teller. Cruise had reportedly invited the couple to an even more private screening in March after hearing Prince William was a fan of the original film.
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 24, 2022.
Originally published in Glamour.com

Burberry Serves Live Fashion Again—And it’s Delicious

Burberry Serves Live Fashion Again—And it’s Delicious

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First Covid, then Brexit officially happened, and now war in Europe… It is fair to say that the world has been through some tough times. Naturally, as history proves over and over again, in moments of instability designers turn to creativity, but also look inside, searching for codes that give its followers reassurance and a feeling that, while all might be collapsing, clothes can provide a sense of belonging and some sort of soothing familiarity. Maybe that’s why Burberry’s FW22 show, presented last Friday in London outside of the official fashion week calendar, was one of the most British – and might we add strongest – collections by Italian designer Riccardo Tisci, who joined the brand in 2018.
The invite. Photo: Manuel Arnaut
The sense of feeling at home started way before the event, when guests received invitations in the form of embroidery hoops emblazoned with the words “Thank You Very Much.” The message was clear: even though Tisci is known for his modern, streetwear approach, this collection also aimed to celebrate the importance of the human touch. After all, London has just lifted all its Covid restrictions, and this was the first in-person show for Burberry since the pandemic started.
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Attended by Naomi Campbell, Carla Bruni, Kate Moss, and Euphoria star Jacob Elordi, the Burberry show took place in a majestic room at Westminster Hall, which also houses a century-old organ. Without any seating, guests stood in front of an elevated stage, leading to different tables set with all types of silver cutlery, porcelain plates, and crystal glasses that could have been borrowed from a scene of Gosford Park. It was on these dining tables covered in white linen and spread across the room that models stood showcasing the new designs, reaching each table by walking in between the guests.
Kate Moss. Photo: Getty
While fashion was about to be served, music was also a key ingredient at this runway show. And not any music, but magnificent, epic melodies by composers Max Richter and Michael Nyman, interpreted live by the London Contemporary Orchestra, and a 100-person choir.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
Although the setup was quite maximalist, Burberry’s designs didn’t get lost in the drama. On the contrary, the designs were equally grand – from deluxe streetwear to lavish feathered ballgowns – and seemed in tune with the ambiance. Being faithful to the real DNA of Burberry, all the main signature codes of the brand were revisited, and deliciously twisted: the Burberry check first used in the 1920s took over looks from head to toe; trenchcoats became long dresses; and kilt and red hunting jackets got urban twists. There were also light trenches dressed with orange polka dots, something you could imagine Diana, Princess of Wales wearing if she was still alive today. Accessories wise, baseball caps, XL headbands, over-the-knee boots and glasses straight out of a very glamorous science fiction movie completed the looks.
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As any fashion banquet requires a tasty dessert, one of the most Instagrammed moments of the show (besides Gigi Hadid’s new platinum blond ’do), was a sequence of looks bejeweled with sparkles and crystals, starting on the models’ faces and ending in confident shirts that seem perfect for a night out in a London that is finally buzzing again. This was fashion that fed the soul – and a promising new chapter for Riccardo Tisci’s take on Burberry.
Discover more key moments from the show below.
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Alexander McQueen Returns to London After 20 Years for its Optimistic SS22 Show

Alexander McQueen Returns to London After 20 Years for its Optimistic SS22 Show

After the rain, comes the sun.
Off the official schedule, the fashion set flocked to Wapping, in the East End where Sarah Burton brought Alexander McQueen, one of fashion’s most important houses back to home turf for the first time in 20 years.
Tobacco Dock’s Yellow Park was transformed into a giant bubble-like structure designed by architect Smiljan Radic, that perched on top of an 11 story car park. The Shard and the Gerkin looked on proudly, providing a magnificent backdrop of a somewhat burdened city.
Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
“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. We moved from water – and the mud on the banks of the Thames – to the sky and the ever-changing, all-encompassing magnificence that it represents,” said Burton.
The collection darted between hard and soft, in the way Burton does with pure joy. Exquisitely tailored jackets offset with bomber jacket sleeves and dramatic corseted full-skirted gowns, interjected by fierce leathers and parachute skirting. Buckled dresses printed with imagery depicting sunrises and clouds drew inspiration from the skyscapes the McQueen team had captured from the studio balcony.
“The artwork for the prints in this collection was shot from the rooftops of the studio where we are lucky enough to have the most incredible views of the city: from Saint Paul’s Cathedral to the London Eye. We watched the weather and captured the formation and coloration of clouds from daybreak to nightfall and documented changing patterns, from clear blue skies to more turbulent ones,” said Burton.
Lara Stone, Emilia Clarke and Vanessa Kirby. Photo: Getty
The push and pull of darkness and light and the unpredictable powers of nature were brought to life by a particularly clever casting; a menagerie of character models challenging the industry’s perceived ideals felt both honest and authentic in its delivery. While friends of the brand, such as actors Vanessa Kirby, Emilia Clarke, and Kosar Ali, sat dotted between guests as a sound installation by John Gosling featured Massive Attack’s Safe From Harm and Daniel Avery’s Yesterday Faded echoed around the bubble.
“I love the idea of the McQueen woman being a storm chaser. Storm chasing is not only about the beauty of the views but also a sense of mystery and excitement about embracing the fact that we can’t ever be sure of what might happen next. To give up control and be directly in touch with the unpredictable is to be part of nature, to see and feel it at its most intense – to be at one with a world that is bigger and more powerful than we are,” said Burton.
Naomi Campbell. Photo: Courtesy of Alexander McQueen
As Naomi Campbell closed the show in a cropped black jacket splashed with crystal raindrops, the sound of thunder reverberated around the bubble, perhaps acting as a microcosm for how small and ultimately powerless we are in comparison to nature and its often brutal and unpredictable elements. Has Covid-19 changed us? I think so. These are quieter and more reflective times and Burton’s intimate and dignified collection felt optimistic we are moving collectively in the right direction.

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