Alexander McQueen SS01 ‘Voss’ show finale. Credit: Chris Moore/Catwalking.com (Courtesy of Alexander McQueen)
Look, we know we’re not going out any time soon, but does that stop us buying a whole new wardrobe to step out in when we are allowed to go out again? No, obviously not. If, like us, you’re so deep into the dark arts of online shopping that you’re ashamed to look your postman in the eye, then today’s news is both good and bad. Good: Alexander McQueen is collaborating with Vestiaire Collective. Bad: You will now be online shopping even more.
But if you’re going to indulge the unscratchable itch of buying online, then this is the way to do it. Alexander McQueen is the first fashion house in the world to collab with Vestiaire on their new programme, “Brand Approved”. Launching today, the programme will see McQueen use the platform to directly contact a select group of their clients, offering them the chance to sell off their pieces from the house to be exchanged for a credit note. Great news if you’re one of the select clients chosen to make some extra money. Better news: said pieces will then be authenticated available to purchase on a dedicated “Brand Approved” page on the Vestiaire Collective app, for all of us unselected clients to purchase.
The collaboration, a venture which promotes sustainability in the fashion industry, and, according to the house themselves “a more considered buying philosophy”, is launching with two suitably iconic McQueen pieces. The first is a tartan skirt from Lee Alexander McQueen’s ‘Widows Of Culloden’ AW06 show, the second a tuxedo jacket from Sarah Burton’s first show as Creative Director for SS11. Perfect for you know, sitting on the sofa watching Netflix, or planning your SS21 staycation to Margate.
Gone are the days where you have to squint, hope and pray that the Alexander McQueen you copped on eBay is real! Hallelujah! Check it out here.