Created in 1992, the British luxury fashion house takes the name from its founder, designer Lee Alexander McQueen. The brand’s early collections developed its reputation for controversy and shock tactics, due to lavish and unconventional runway shows and out of the ordinary clothes.
In 2000 McQueen signed a deal with Gucci Group (now Kering) to develop his own label further (and to free him from his contract with Givenchy). In 2006, the company launched a lower price diffusion line called McQ. Promoted as a denim line, the focus of McQ is a youthful target market and it carries men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories.
Alexander McQueen sadly passed away in 2010 and was succeeded by his long-term collaborator Sarah Burton.
Annual Sales: Turnover not broken down by Kering. Group recorded revenues of €2.1bn in 2018.
Segments / Shopping Categories: Womenswear; Menswear; Accessories; Bags; Jewellery; Footwear
Parent Company/Key Investors: Kering
UK Standalone Stores: 1
UK Concessions: 24
International Stores & Stockists: Approx 50
Key Concessions: Selfridges; Liberty; Harvey Nichols; Harrods; Bicester
Group Companies: Saint Laurent; Balenciaga; Gucci; Bottega Veneta
Key Countries Shipped To: UK; EU; Australia; China; USA; UAE
Head Office Address: 5th Floor Rear Suite, Oakfield House 35 Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath RH16 3BW
Website Traffic: 523,660 (on desktop and mobile web in last 6 months). Source: SimilarWeb
PR Company: Alexander McQueen handles their own PR. Selina Cockell - Junior Press Officer (Menswear) 020 3057 7400 firstname.lastname@example.org Alice O'Connor - Junior Press Officer (Womenswear) 020 3057 7400 email@example.com Nicola Borras - PR Manager (Womenswear) 020 3057 7400 firstname.lastname@example.org Alistair McCallum - Worldwide PR Director 020 3057 7400 email@example.com
Key Locations: 4-5 Old Bond Street, London, W16 4PD
Buying Director: Stephanie Jones
Design Director: Aleksandar Stanic; Fiona Sinha
Creative Director: Sarah Burton
Retail Director: Marco Carrani
Chief Marketing Officer: Paolo Cigognini