Pattern Report / Alexander McQueen Spring 2016



Alexander McQueen Spring 2016


Created by W. Hill and a part of The New Bedford Whaling Museum‘s permanent collection.



Engraved by British whaleship surgeon William L. Roderick, circa 1840s.



It would be easy to imagine that Sarah Burton’s nautically themed spring show took inspiration from the maritime art of scrimshaw. The whale bone carvings pictured above were crafted on sea faring vessels from the Victorian period and share the collections imagery as well as it’s joie de vivre.