Alexander McQueen Man Autumn-Winter 2016-17 – Sarah Burton’s menswear had a highly theatrical quality to it.
The exaggerated lapels, epaulettes, frock coats and skirted jackets, were neatly constructed, and the moth embroidery on crimson jackets, monochromatic pin stripe suits and on the more delicate pastel hued coats and ribbed jumpers, gave the collection its couture-esque appeal and an intriguingly sinister undertone, the kind only the house of McQueen would deliver. The predominantly black, white and camel palette was infused with eye-catching dark, floral-printed trench coats, and shirts underneath matching blazers.
A Dickensian timbre was well-pronounced in the granddad collar of an elongated silk shirt sitting under a simplistic waistcoat decorated by a pocket watch, while the spirit of grandeur was threaded through the antique matching facial jewelry, the lustrous quality of the printed fabrics, and the borrowing of military details such as the ornamental buttons, frog fastenings and stand collars.
The execution of the tailored tuxedo trousers, brocade jackets and structured coats was worthy of Savile Row excellence, yet the choices of distressed, paired-back styling made these Victorian Dandies rather approachable indeed.
Alexander McQueen Man Autumn-Winter 2016-17