Alexander McQueen Opens New York Flagship
September 25, 2013
Alexander McQueen has opened a New York flagship on Madison Avenue, according to www.wwd.com. The new 3,500-sq.-ft. store boasts a combination of fantasy, fashion and dark fascinations. A collaboration between Alexander McQueen Creative Director Sarah Burton and David Collins Studio, the store design features plaster panels on every wall that suggest flora and fauna, and elements of primitivism, such as human skeletons and the female form. Crown moldings and cornices are made from plaster and embellished with sea creatures, and columns are covered with overlapping plaster feathers. The color palette includes dove gray, nude, lilac, soft gold and shades of white. The unit is broken into two spaces: the first features scarves, shoes, handbags and small leather accessories, and the second houses women’s ready-to-wear and the men’s area.