Mushrooms and Speed at Alexander McQueen

The luxury brand held its first New York runway show in more than 20 years.

Alexander McQueen returned to New York, for one night only, with several large piles of pungent dirt and wood chips.

The debris, dumped into a Brooklyn warehouse and then sculpted into tall hills, became the backdrop for the label’s fall 2022 show, which was titled “Mycelium,” after the threaded fungal networks from which mushrooms grow.

Obviously there were mushrooms in the collection, just as one was printed in chartreuse on a poster sent to guests with their invitations. Mushrooms appeared in vibrant colors on tattered oversize knits, growing freaky tendrils via single strands of flowing mohair. They

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