Lee Alexander McQueen – A True Fashion Visionary

By Butterboom Writers  /  February 26, 2010

Introducing the late great’s Plato’s Atlantis Spring/Summer 2010 Collection.

Alexander McQueen will always be remembered as a designer who wasn’t afraid to take chances, a gamble which single-handedly helped him to change the modern fashion landscape as we know it.

His last and most memorable Spring/Summer 2010 collection has been communicated through a futuristic formula full of aquatic creatures and computer-generated couture art. Titled Plato’s Atlantis , the collection comprises brightly coloured prints inspired by butterflies, moths, beetles and giant squid – engineered sea-reptile prints and designs that mimick the skin of sharks and dolphins.

With its unusual mix of translucent sea-nymphs and jungle creatures, the silhouettes beautifully transpire to form jungle and animal prints with python and rainforest colours. As you can see, there’s a message behind this brilliant madness – that is the future ecological meltdown of the world. According to McQueen, humankind is made up of creatures evolved from the sea and as the world’s ice caps dissolve we may be heading back to an underwater future sooner than we think.

Here are some of his brave last fantasy designs from this exceptional new collection now available in Hong Kong. Price ranges from HK$8,300 to HK$76,000.

– By Monisha Daryanani

Where to buy?

  • Lane Crawford ifc mall. Podium 3, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 21183388
  • JOYCE Boutique, G/F, New World Tower, 16 Queens Road Central, Hong Kong. Tel: 28101120

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