Established following his breakout Central Saint Martins MA collection in 1992, Alexander McQueen’s namesake label quickly garnered a cult following among the fashion elite. A master pattern-maker and tailor who apprenticed on Savile Row as a teenager, McQueen was known for his dark romanticism and rich storytelling. McQueen’s longtime assistant, Sarah Burton, succeeded McQueen in 2010, imbuing subsequent collections with the same opposing elements—fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity—championed by her predecessor. Tempered by Burton’s softer, feminine touch, today’s Alexander McQueen is as artisanal-minded as it is technically progressive with an eye to exquisite handiwork and futuristic fabrications. Expect impeccable tailoring, sharp lines, heritage materials and statement details – from frothy ruffles to the instantly-recognizable embellished skulls.