The new menswear collection of Alexander McQueen debuted today with a focus on recycling, and a love for tailoring – something that continues to dominate the runways as we head towards a fashion renaissance of classics (instead of the streetwear trend we’ve seen in recent years.)
The collection, which is reminiscent of its sister collection, was designed during lockdown and is made predominantly out of stock fabric which has been over-printed, over-dyed, and renewed. The collection’s accompanying look book images are shot by Chloé Le Drezen.
Silhouettes which are classic to tailoring incorporate feminine features that include glittery jeweled embroidery, big flamboyant bows and embellished and cinched finishings. While traditional menswear is the focus of the new collections, contemporary counterparts make center stage too, these include bomber jackets & parkas in classic khakis and pinks as well as the classic jogging pant. The collection colours are a melting pot of vividness, from dramatic blacks to albion pinks all shown against a backdrop of nature. The embroidery was inspired by drawings in the notebooks of the Alexander McQueen design studio teams. Sarah Burton has once again been able to keep Alexander McQueens legacy and keep the brand modern and classic, all at the same time. While we still live a less-than-normal life, this colletion gives us a bright and hopeful future – and a new way of dressing for our next formal suit and tie event.
Alexander McQueen Men’s Spring/Summer 2021 is available to shop via alexandermcqueen.com.