No, Thanks: Mixed Reactions Trail Alexander Mcqueen N2.6m 'Bloody' Dress

No, Thanks: Mixed Reactions Trail Alexander Mcqueen N2.6m 'Bloody' Dress

Late Alexander McQueen's fashion house recently released a dress from their Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2021 collection, and it has gotten people talking.

The dress which retails for N2.6 million ($6,490) is based on sea creatures known as anemones, which multiple dresses from the collection also mirrors.

Photos of dresses by Alexander Mcqueen.
The dresses were released from their Womenswear Autumn/Winter 2021 collection Photo credit: Alexander Mcqueen
Source: Instagram

However, not so many people are impressed by the shocking design.

The vibrant colour, which gives off a bleeding effect, is based on the excessive bleaching of anemones due to climate change raising the temperature of the seawater.

Popular American blogger, The Shaderoom, shared a photo of the dress modelled by a black lady, and sought the opinion of its followers.

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Although the Anemones collection was created in a bid to raise awareness for climate change's effect on sea life, it doesn't appear to be getting positive reviews.

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The splattered blood-like effect the design creates has been giving people the chills - and not in a good way.

Check out some comments below:


"Bih noooooooooooo it’s giving demonic."


"Looking like a whipped slave"


"I thought this was a bloody Halloween costume."
"This look like a run away slave dress."


"Giving me on my heavy flow day with 1 sneeze vibes. This is definitely a no for me."


"It’s giving menstrual cycle "


"Giving wounded slave vibes."


"It’s giving Ancestral trauma "


"$6.5K to look like a been shot? No thanks."

Reasons behind the unique design

According to, the creative director of the collection from Alexander McQueen fashion house, Sarah Burton, explained the reasons behind the unique designs of the collection, via their website:

"We looked at water, for its healing properties, and at anemones. Anemones are the most ephemeral flowers, here made permanent in cloth."

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Designer crocs

Nigerian fashion influencer and businesswoman, Laura Ikeji, recently got social media users buzzing with mixed reactions after she revealed the next thing she intended to spoil herself with as a mother.

For the longest time, crocs were considered hideous and pointless but all of that appeared to have changed following the pandemic as the crayon-coloured shoes have since turned into a hip, even glamorous statement.

Well, it appears designer brands have taken things up a notch. What was once mainly for comfort has now been converted into something more fashion conscious.


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