Gary James McQueen to headline this season’s York Fashion Week

Gary James McQueen, nephew of the late Alexander McQueen, will headline this season’s York Fashion Week at Yorkshire Museum on Thursday 27 April.

The designer’s show will include a digital display showcasing his latest collection, which highlights his remarkable technical expertise and futuristic approach to fashion and innovation. This will be followed by a question-and-answer session covering topics such as his early life and career, his work with Alexander McQueen and how he is continuing his legacy of his uncle. Guests will then be invited into the exhibition space for a drink with the designer.

Gary James McQueen was appointed as head textile designer for Alexander McQueen menswear in 2005 and worked alongside his uncle until his death in 2010. He worked on many of the designer’s personal projects including the Chrome Skull artwork, which became an iconic part of the Savage Beauty Exhibition commemorating Alexander McQueen’s life work.

Gary James McQueen comments: “I’m delighted to take part and support York Fashion Week this season. It’s imperative that we as an industry support the next generation of designers and creatives – something the organisers of York Fashion Week are clearly passionate about. I’m excited to meet a whole new community of creatives that bring a different energy to the industry, and to see more of York.”

Nicky Hayer, creative director at York Fashion Week, adds: “It’s an honour that such a renowned designer and trailblazer in terms of fashion innovation has agreed to take a central role in York Fashion Week and further strengthens our position and prominence as one of the leading fashion events in the North of England. As a recognised platform for grassroots designers and advocate of indie brands that are revolutionising the fashion scene, we’re really excited that Gary James Mcqueen will be sharing his vision for the future of fashion in a digital world.”

York Fashion Week takes place throughout the city from 27 April – 1 May 2023; find out more here.