McQueen goes wilding in Wales, and more fashion news you missed
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Despite all the blockbuster runways and museum retrospectives, it’s perhaps Lee McQueen’s philanthropic ventures which are his most enduring. Following his sudden death in 2010, the designer left the vast majority of his estate to the Sarabande Foundation, which he established three years prior, to support emerging designers with scholarships and studio space. Some ten years later and Sarah Burton is continuing to practice the designer’s altruism with student outreach projects straddling Tower Hamlets and the wilds of Wales. This summer, the McQueen team visited south Wales to hold photography, design, and embroidery workshops with local students, resulting in a documentary-style film and fat tome – Alexander McQueen in Wales. The initiative dovetailed with Burton’s AW20 collection, which was inspired by the country’s natural splendour and gloomy romanticism. Watch the Clémentine Schneidermann-lensed film here.
In other fashion news this week, the IoDF pledged their allegiance to fashion NFTs, while Pyer Moss founder and designer Kerby Jean-Raymond unveiled his secret plan to buttress Black designers. Elsewhere, Rory Parnell Mooney dropped his SS22 collection and fashion’s favourite cult film turned 20, while Jawara Alleyne released a Dazed collaboration in communion with his first ever webstore. Click through the gallery below for anything else that may have passed you by.