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FW16 Alexander McQueen ‘River Thames’ Mesh Button Up Longsleeve Shirt

FW16 Alexander McQueen ‘River Thames’ Mesh Button Up Longsleeve Shirt


Measurements & Condition 


Chest - 19 in / 48.3 cm

Length - 29 in / 73.7 cm

Shoulders - 17 in / 43.2 cm

Sleeve Length - 25.25 in / 64.1 cm

Hem - 18 in / 45.7 cm


Condition 9.5/10

  • FW16 Alexander McQueen ‘River Thames’ Mesh Button Up Longsleeve Shirt


    Alexander McQueen is an artist that successfully distinguished the line between artistry and modern couture. Rooted from humble beginnings, the British designer began his namesake in 1992, experimenting with tailored seams and reworked silhouettes. Slowly allowing himself to push unspoken boundaries further and further, McQueen liberated his creative ability in an electric manner, scaling technical feats without remorse. McQueen created with the consumer, pulling the curtain to unveil an incredibly unique creative process, marrying the parallels between romance and melancholy. In doing so, the creative indulged a generation in diversity and rebellion—maintaining theatrics while testing the grips of fashion. He revolutionized the way we as viewers perceive, turning the base form of wearable proclamation into an experience. Using theatre, ingenious technique, and precision as a caveat to design, McQueen has inadvertently altered nearly all forms of artistic expression with ease.


    Crafted with one of the most elaborate printing techniques, the River Thames (London, UK) and surrounding area is printed atop a mesh navy base. The method uses negative space such as the river itself to print in silhouette, meaning the base garment is apart of the graphic. Westminster, the London Docks, buildings, and houses are all sketched from an overhead, monochromatic view, comprising each line of base netting. Seeing as Alexander McQueen was born in Lewisham, London, it’s apparent Sarah Burton - the creative director of the label is paying homage to her forerunner. She captures the atmosphere of Alexander McQueen beautifully, using avant-grade thinking to fuel ambitious creative endeavours. In pristine condition throughout, tagged as a size 46 or small.

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