Alexander McQueen Fall Winter 2022-2023 “Mycelium”. Review by Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE.
Alexander McQueen emerges in Brooklyn, New York with crazy mushrooms show “Mycelium”. Mycelium is a root-like structure of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae. Fungal colonies composed of mycelium, so Alexander McQueen decided to start his own fungal colonies in fashion.
This is a probably some sort of hidden message, not about smoking or eating “funny mushrooms”, but to grow not as the individuals but as a community. It is some sort of “fermented” single-celled human beings, who are capable to produce everything from plastics to plant-based meat to a scaffolding for growing organs—and much more, as Mycelium.
Scary concept as it is, and the brand showed the runway like a field with fertilizer for this new single-celled human mycelium. Apparently Alexander McQueen would like to be this fertilizer for this new human mycelium community, and all got the fashion set up for them.
Basically the collection is a selection of different pieces from past season, retailored somehow, and reattached. We’ve seen all these pieces before. That might be also the part of the concept “Mycelium” – some sort of best of of Alexander McQueen, after Alexander McQueen….
Let’s hope that this is just a “funny mushroom” talking.