Alexander McQueen brand was founded by designer Lee Alexander McQueen in 1992. It was the suggestion of Isabella Blow that McQueen use his middle name for the label.
Alexander McQueen quickly became known as one of the world's most acclaimed designers, with his emotionally charged collections, all executed with the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship, delighting - and at times shocking - his audiences. The collections are characterised by immaculate tailoring and construction, with military and historical elements, combined with a distinctly British aesthetic, completing the look.
Following the death of the designer in 2010, his long-time design assistant, Sarah Burton, who had worked with Mr McQueen since 1996, took up the helm. Ms Burton oversees both the women's and men's collections, which are fresh and innovative while remaining true to the McQueen heritage.
Alexander McQueen now designs, manufactures and distributes two brands, Alexander McQueen and McQ, which consists of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and accessories. Operating in over 50 countries around the world, including flagship stores in New York, London, Milan, Los Angeles and Beijing as well as through leading department and specialty stores.