11 posts tagged "McQ"
Unlike nautical stripes, island prints, and other on-trend patterns, plaid is associated with a wide range of moods, people, and periods in time. There’s the stiff school uniform we begrudgingly wore throughout our childhood; the “hipster” flannel button-downs lining the shelves at Urban Outfitters; the patchwork madras shorts popular in beach towns out East; and even the old-world tartans of Scottish clansmen. However, as of late, our favorite iteration has been distinctly punk. Marked by slouchy sweaters, second-skin leggings, and clashing hues, this new plaid is intentionally at odds with its preppy past, calling to mind seventies-era Vivienne Westwood and the Met’s Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition. Worn with spikes, studs, and plenty of black leather, it feels more than appropriate for the upcoming transition into fall. Shop our favorite plaid wares from Marc by Marc Jacobs, McQ, and more, below.
1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Aimee trompe l’oeil plaid merino-wool sweater, $280, available at net-a-porter.com.
2. McQ Alexander McQueen tartan-print leggings, $345, available at shopbop.com.
3. Karen Walker Number One sunglasses, $250, available at shopbop.com.
4. Jimmy Choo Wheel studded suede slippers, $750, available at net-a-porter.com.
5. 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Hour bag, $750, available at shopbop.com.
London fashion week is upon us, and who better to get things rolling than McQ? Instead of putting on a show, the label (McQueen’s competitively priced sister line) is launching a sneaky guerrilla campaign that will break tomorrow. The project features McQ’s very first fashion film, which, shot by Roger Deckker, was inspired by twentieth-century avant-garde Czechoslovakian and postwar Italian cinema. (Come on, it’s McQ. Did you really expect anything less?) Shot against backdrops of modern London and the British countryside, the film debuts McQ’s Fall ’13 collections with vignettes that are at once romantic, unsettling, futuristic, and nostalgic. “The film and imagery capture McQ’s youthful aesthetic, offering something that remains true to the brand’s rebellious and urban heritage,” says Alexander McQueen CEO Jonathan Akeroyd. Take a first look at the new men’s and women’s collections in the brand’s Fall ’13 mood images (above) and film (below), both of which debut on Style.com.
With the aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy still being felt all up and down the East Coast, Halloween may not be top of mind for every reveler. If you ask us, an evening devoted to candy consumption can only help. Even if you’re not feeling costume-ready, there are plenty of chic ways to give a subtle (or slightly less subtle) nod to the holiday. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites from Mulberry, McQ, and more. They won’t get here same-day, of course, but it’s never too early to start planning for All Hallow’s Eve 2013.
1. McQ Alexander McQueen sweater dress, $635, available at www.otteny.com
2. Preen pants, $1,040, available at www.netaporter.com
3. Mulberry sweater, $310, available at www.netaporter.com
4. Essie “Orange, It’s Obvious” nail polish, $8, available at www.zappos.com
5. Delfina Delettrez skull ring, $480, available at www.farfetch.com
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At the Style.com offices we’ve become just about immune to models with great off-duty style. But these girls have a way of getting to trends before the average shopper—even before they hit the runway. Take Xiao Wen Ju, for example, who was snapped in London in a black and white ensemble much like those that covered the catwalks throughout fashion month. From the chunky oversized knit to the distressed leggings and black motorcycle booties, her outfit looks totally fresh and comfortable. Get the look with the essentials below.
From top left: Helmut Lang sweater, $471.72, available at www.farfetch.com; Alexander Wang Rafael bag, $720, available at www.ssense.com; McQ Alexander McQueen boots, $508.74, available at www.my-wardrobe.com; DRK SHDW by Rick Owens jeans, $386, available at www.lagarconne.com.
McQ has a new London flagship on Dover Street and a new designer to match. Alistair Carr, previously the design director at Pringle of Scotland, was announced today as head of design for Alexander McQueen’s secondary collection. His first efforts will be for the brand’s men’s, women’s, and accessories pre-fall 2013 collections.