Cutting-edge British label, Alexander McQueen, is characterized by its dark, rebellious aesthetic. Since Lee McQueen’s tragic death in 2010, longtime friend and assistant, Sarah Burton, has been infusing structured tailoring, sumptuous knitwear and elevated basics with a new wave of femininity. The brand’s theatrical runway shows are always the talking point of the season and the theme translates to everything from the couture-worthy gowns to anything-but-simple T-shirts and tops. Note the carefully construction; a thick peplum hem, precision-placed prints or intarsia and that famous skull motif are all nuances that set these pieces apart. Start small and build a capsule wardrobe with fine-spun jersey tees, gauzy chiffon shirts and embellished tanks, investing in sculptural knits and leather bodices for the most important events on your social calendar.

Alexander McQueen Tops

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