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A beautiful lookbook creation of Alexander McQueen's SS13 collection

Caroline Leonard

Well, we weren't joking about landing a job upon the merit of your university work. Roxanne Palmer, another one of our students from London College of Fashion part of the University of Arts London managed to land herself an internship with Alexander McQueen, British luxury fashion house and designer of Kate Middleton’s mesmerising wedding dress. Roxanne's internship involved work during London Fashion week and illustrating the designs on the catwalk.

So what was the work Roxanne produced to land her the internship?

Roxanne’s university project required her to create illustrations for a designer’s seasonal look book. Roxanne chose Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The illustrations were to reflect the style of the brand and we certainly think Roxanne’s drawings captured the collection – “a study of femininity looking at erotica, vargas girls, cages, corsets and crinolines and the idealisation of the female form.”

We worked with Roxanne in our studio to create the perfect finish for the lookbook. We printed, hard case bound, and embossed the title on a gold foil creating a truly elegant effect.

We're still following Roxanne whilst she is undertaking her final year at University and the fashion illustrations she is producing are just amazing! You can check out more of the Alexander McQueen illustrations she created on her Facebook page and have a look at some of the other works she has been creating.

We also have worked with Roxanne on producing her Illustrated Report, a project she undertook whilst interning with Monkee Genes and Gothenburg boots, as well as illustrating for stylist Kim Howells for London Fashion Week. What's more, Roxanne recently designed a cushion that featured in London's Metro Newspaper the UK's 3rd largest newspaper- nice one! 

Roxanne we're looking forward to seeing you in our studio again soon so we can cast our eyes on your next fabulous piece of work!