Sarah Burton brought back English rock on the catwalk of Alexander McQueen today. This, her third collection for the brand – following the death of its eponymous creator in 2010, was all about cool rockers in humbug stripes (they started out in black and white and later wandered into coral and crimson territory), loose-fitting trousers and jackets of varsity styles or skinny lapel proportions – perfect for Burton’s Sixties-Seventies front man.
It was a loosening up from the military references that prevailed last season – in both color and silhouette. Marigold yellows slipped into stripes on trousers while monochromatic tablecloth checks looked bright and fresh against yet more stripes. Jackets took on a ring master’s appeal but worn with that cheeky McQueen charm were the epitome of London rock ‘n’ roll.
If you love stripes, or are contemplating on finally having a striped item in your wardrobe, Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2012 menswear collection is the perfect choice for you.
I liked the way Sarah Burton played up the stripes by making it look like a tie-dye instead…and in different thickness. The collection has no drama, no gimmicks – just plain masculine pieces of varied characters.
I particularly love the mustard suede jacket, aside from the fact that I have always been loyal with whites. And did you see the “flaming” jacket and the inner polo shirt? I would buy that one and wear it inside The Avenues mall just to ignite attention and admiration! Check out guys shoes here. You now know what’s in store for you this upcoming Spring and Summer breaks – leather or suede shoes, and nice decently-cut flowing or semi-fitted pants.
Melding British sensibilities with a retro vibe indicative of the seventies, Sarah Burton’s latest showing for Alexander McQueen surrendered to a cold presentation. Enlarging silhouettes and mixing prints, the men of Alexander McQueen subscribed to a moment of angst, hitting the catwalk in a number of ensembles that teetered between classic and playful. From anti-fit trousers and fitted jackets to voluminous silhouettes, the mood may have been one-note, but Spring’s wardrobe provided for many a type of man.—vogue.com & thefashionisto.com + photos