Alexander McQueen’s Understudy Debuts at NY Fashion Week

Meghan Cross

So you know and adore Alexander McQueen. You’ve followed Sarah Burton down the aisle at the royal wedding. Now it’s time for you to get to know Sebastian Pons, one of the founding members of the McQueen design team.

Formally one to shy away from the spotlight of the McQueen legacy, Sebastian Pons recently unveiled his watermark collection under his own name at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City.

After gathering his inspiration back in his hometown of Majorca, Spain (not a bad ‘hood to pick up some visual inspiration), Pons prepared his collection in the heart of Gramercy Park here in Manhattan.

As he prepped this elusive premiere collection at the National Arts Club, we had the opportunity to work with Pons quite recently. He was the man responsible for bringing in the vintage styling and inspiration to our November editorial with Kanye West‘s ex-boo, Amber Rose. Needless to say, we were thrilled to see the result come to life.

Sebastian Pons’ two-part presentation featured demi-couture womenswear inspired by folk art, laced with Victorian period details. He’s totally fascinated with American heritage, so it’s no surprise he held his intimate presentation at SPiN, Manhattan’s finest ping-pong club-turned-bar owned by Susan Sarandon.

Pons’ pieces definitely have a little McQueen in their silhouettes of bustles and bustiers. But his personal flair is all in his daring mixing and matching of textures.

“Vintage revival is something relevant to the American story of today and something I focus on with this collection,” said Pons. “I start by recycling elements and materials of the old to create something new in the dresses, skirts and jackets in a similar way that pieces and love and heritage are brought together to create the American quilt. I hope my designs touch all kinds of womenmodern women inspired to incorporate pieces of this collection into favorite wardrobe looks”.

Images courtesy of Kristinn Kis.

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