Company Kering Group
Country United Kingdom
Telephone +44 800 307 3150 ext #4
Market Segment Premium
Core Business Apparel

Alexander McQueen Financial Report 2018


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Net Sales

It represents the brand's turnover from the sales of finished goods through all of the distribution channels - retail, wholesale and e-commerce, after the deduction of returns, allowances for damaged or missing goods and any discounts allowed.

Operating Margin

Also known as ROS - Return on Sales, it measures the percentage of sales revenue that gets 'returned' to the company as net profits after all the related costs of the activity are deducted. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

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Total Revenue

It includes the overall revenue of the company, considering not only the sales of finished goods, but all of the sources of the company income.

Operating Margin

Also known as ROS - Return on Sales, it measures the percentage of sales revenue that gets 'returned' to the company as net profits after all the related costs of the activity are deducted. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

Net Profitability

It's a measure of a company's overall profitability, i.e. how much of its sales are converting to profit. The value given is the amount of sales needed to generate one currency unit of post tax profit. Negative values mean that the company has a negative level of post tax profit. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

Profit Ratio

It's a key measure of success. The profit ratio measures the amount of profit generated by each single currency unit of sales. The figure is about the latest fiscal year available.

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Brand Description


United Kingdom


Lee Alexander McQueen

Head Designer

Sarah Burton
Spring 2011 - Present


Alexander McQueen was born in London on March 17th 1969, the youngest of six children. He left school at the age of 16 and was offered an apprenticeship at the traditional Savile Row tailors Anderson and Shephard and then at neighbouring Gieves and Hawkes, both masters in the technical construction of clothing.
From there he moved to the theatrical costumiers Angels and Bermans where he mastered 6 methods of pattern cutting from the melodramatic 16th Century to the razor sharp tailoring which has become a McQueen signature. Aged 20 he was employed by the designer Koji Tatsuno, who also had his roots in British tailoring. A year later McQueen travelled to Milan where he was employed as Romeo Gigli's design assistant. On his return to London, he completed a Masters degree in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martin's. He showed his MA collection in 1992, which was famously bought in its entirety by Isabella Blow.

Alexander McQueen shows are known for their emotional power and raw energy, as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of the collections. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity. An openly emotional and even passionate viewpoint is realised with a profound respect and influence for the arts and crafts tradition. Alexander's collections combine an in-depth working knowledge of bespoke British tailoring, the fine workmanship of the French Haute Couture atelier and the impeccable finish of Italian manufacturing.

In less than 10 years McQueen became one of the most respected fashion designers in the world. In October 1996 he was appointed Chief Designer at the French Haute Couture House Givenchy where he worked until March of 2001.
In December 2000, 51% of Alexander McQueen was acquired by the Gucci Group, where he remained Creative Director. Collections include womens ready-to-wear, mens ready-to-wear, accessories, eyewear and fragrance (Kingdom 2003 and MyQueen 2005). Expansion followed and included the opening of flagship stores in New York, London, Milan, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The following awards have recognized Alexander McQueen's achievement in fashion: British Designer of the year 1996, 1997, 2001, and 2003, International Designer of the Year by The Council of Fashion Designer's of America (CFDA) in 2003, A Most Excellent Commander of The British Empire (CBE) by her Majesty the Queen in 2003, GQ Menswear Designer of the Year in 2007.
Suddenly Lee McQueen passed away in February 2010. With the appointment of Sarah Burton as Lee McQueen’s successor in May 2010, the brand will carry on the tradition of his visionary and avant-garde designs.

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Kering Group profile

Name Kering Group
Country France
VAT Number FR552075020
Telephone +33 1 44 90 61 00
Fax +33 1 44 90 62 77
Date of foundation 1963
Type of Company Listed


10 Avenue Hoche 75381 - Paris

Ownership (Top Shareholders)

Public: 58.9%
Artémis Group: 40.7%
Employees: (0.3%
Self owned: 0.1%

Alexander McQueen Latest News

Alexander Mcqueen channels Scottish Art Nouveau in latest pre-collection
Alexander McQueen brings for its Fall/Winter 2020 pre-collection, channels the distinctive artistry of the Scottish Art Nouveau movement.
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Kate Middleton wore Alexander McQueen and celebrated Canada Day alongside Prince William by sharing a new video of their latest Zoom engagement, in which they spoke to healthcare workers at Fraser Health’s Surrey Memorial Hospital in British Columbia

Alexander McQueen Makes A Statement At The Design District
A new flagship store in the Design District highlights Alexander McQueen's dichotomy of the contemporary and the traditional following a new design concept conceived by Creative Director Sarah Burton and architect Smiljan Radić.
Alexander McQueen to donate surplus fabrics to fashion colleges
British label Alexander McQueen has pledged to donate surplus fabrics from its business to fashion colleges in UK.


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