The nephew of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen is to showcase his debut collection of made-to-order silk scarves here in Liverpool.
Exhibiting as part of the British Style Collective, presented by The Clothes Show, Gary James McQueen will also present an artistic installation featuring his iconic ‘Chrome Skull’ artwork at St George’s Hall.
Alongside the installation Gary will be discussing his career with Caryn Franklin MBE at the Liverpool landmark on 8 and 9 July whilst revealing the inspiration behind his new collection which he says is dedicated to Alexander, who died in 2010.
Gary (pictured above) was first introduced to the fashion industry by his late uncle, who mentored and inspired him to take up fashion design.
He was employed as head textile designer for Alexander’s ‘Men’s Ready-to-Wear’ in 2005, experimenting with artwork and applying it to clothing to develop niche optical-illusion textile designs.
The rebranded British Style Collective, formerly The Clothes Show, is relocating to Liverpool after 27 years in Birmingham this summer.
The three-day event will take place at venues across the city celebrating fashion, the arts and culture.
Highlights of the festival will include catwalk shows, shopping from over 250 fashion and beauty brands, food and drink pop-ups alongside educational seminars, beauty demonstrations and celebrity meet and greets.