Katy England and Nick Knight embrace the emotional energy of Alexander McQueen's early years in London in the extraordinarily powerful photographic tribute. England brought together incredibly rare archive pieces, borrowed from the V&A, many very generous individuals, and England's own personal collection for her and Knight's breathtaking story. As she explains to fashion features director Susannah Frankel, Lee "was an artist, presenting a dream, a story, a performance", and it's in this spirit that England and Knight push the image-making process in their approach to fashion.
The shoot accompanies Susannah Frankel's reflective essay on Lee McQueen. The S/S15 issue of AnOther Magazine is on sale now.
Hair Sam McKnight at Premier Hair and Make-up; Make-up Val Garland at Streeters; Models Ariana London at Nevs, Aymeline Valade, Romy Schönberger, Stella Lucia at Viva London, Julia Bergshoeff at DNA Models, Nika Cole at IMG, Cyril Trehoux at Tomorrow Is Another Day, Jordan at Elite London; casting Jess Hallett at Streeters; Set design Andrew Tomlison at Streeters; Manicure Sophy Robson at Streeters; Photographic assistants Markn Ogue, Britt Lloyd, Laura Falconer, Sam Bernard; Digital tech Joseph Colley at Passeridae; Drone operator Tom Bell; Styling assistants James Campbell, Cristina Firpo, Kerry Panaggio; Hair assistant Declan Sheils; Make-up assistants Veronica Martinez, Debbie Finnegan, Joey Choi, Pablo Rodriguez; casting assistant Caitlin Prosser; Set design assistants Amy Lee, Lyndon Ogbourne, Patience Harding; Production Gainsbury and Whiting; Executive production Sam Gainsbury and Anna Whiting; Production Kat Davey