McQ – Alexander McQueen is the non-couture line for you guessed it, Alexander McQueen. Rather than being known as a ‘diffusion’ line, McQ is the contemporary arm which blends British inspired street style with edgy details.
Last year an invitation landed to attend the preview of ‘McQueen,’ a documentary by Ian Bonhôte and co directed/written by Peter Ettedgui.
The film is a personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music. We see an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary.
I found the film so sad at the time I didn’t end up writing a review. The tragedy of his demons was really what the film was about, and how it fuelled his genius. It is absolutely worth seeing however if for no other reason than the insight into how he created each collection.
In the meantime you can shop McQ like I have from Shopbop.com.