Kering and Alexander McQueen have announced the appointment of Seán McGirr as the Creative Director of the House.

McGirr isn’t new to the fashion game. Previously, he held the position of Head of Ready-to-Wear at JW Anderson. His journey at JW Anderson began in 2020 when he took the reins of the men’s collections, eventually adding women’s wear to his portfolio. Before that, he worked as a Women’s Designer for Dries Van Noten in Antwerp. He also spent four years at Uniqlo’s creative hubs in Tokyo and Paris, where he contributed to the men’s collections under the guidance of Christophe Lemaire. His career kicked off with roles at Burberry and Vogue Hommes Japan.

A native of Dublin, Ireland, McGirr is a Central Saint Martins graduate, earning his Master of Arts in Fashion in 2014.

Gianfilippo Testa, CEO of Alexander McQueen, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to welcome Seán McGirr as Creative Director. With his experience, personality, and creative energy, he will bring a powerful creative language to Alexander McQueen while building on its unique heritage.

François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering, shared the excitement, saying, “Alexander McQueen is a House we are passionate about, and we are confident that Seán McGirr will be able to pursue its journey with a new creative impetus. We look forward to opening this new chapter in the history of this unique brand.

Get ready to see where this new chapter takes Alexander McQueen under McGirr’s direction.