Shown in a warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, Sarah Burton’s FW22 vision for Alexander McQueen celebrated the US city’s iconic landscape – both natural and man-made. “Mycelium connects even the rooftop of the tallest skyscraper to the plants, to the grass, to the ground, to animals and to human beings,” explained Burton in the show notes, referring to the threaded fungal networks seen across the city, here translated as a metaphor for interconnection and community.
Documented for the new HEROINE 17 issue by photographer Samuel Stephenson and stylist Keeley Dawson, the collection comes to life through an exclusive fashion film premiered above. Models morph, grow and transform against a glowing backdrop reminiscent of a transient sunrise.
photography SAMUEL STEPHENSON; fashion KEELEY DAWSON; all clothing and accessories
by ALEXANDER McQUEEN FW22
model ANNA ENGELHARDT at LINDEN STAUB; hair MIKE O’GORMAN at SAINT LUKE using WELLA PROFESSIONALS; make up JOEY CHOY at PREMIER HAIR & MAKEUP using 111 SKIN; set design BEN CLARK at PATRICIA MCMAHON; casting SVEA CASTING; digi technician JAMIE ROWAN; photography assistants SEBASTIAN KAPFHAMMER and BRUNO MCGUFFIE; fashion assistant LIWENXUAN XU; set-design assistant JULIUS SCHUSTER
Music: Sullen (Dmitry Evgrafov Rework) By Matthew Wilcock