Alexander McQueen is a brand that all but guarantees the most innovative design and best quality. Of course this time is no exception. The new collection showcase is in a medieval maze of buildings resembling a English college, The Charterhouse.
The spring/summer 2020 menswear is a heaven/wonderland for textile lovers.
East Asian and Oriental inspired references abound including inked paintings, silver bullion, coloured laces, as well as Japanese-medieval style ruffles/ribbon. Hand embroidery and beaded suit jackets, large all over blossoms are hand painted, as well as a set of symmetrical floral ink painted prints (all those fabulous prints are printed on tailored jacket, shirt and trousers), a knitted jumper in coloured mohair. The eye-catching quality is undoubtedly high.
Apart from textiles, tailored outfits are also the focus point of the collection (emphasising Englishness), apart from classic trench coats and suits, there are great amounts of design with skirts, pleated on the left side of the trousers, suit jacket with extra length, a pleated skirt effect on the left-bottom of a suit jacket, black layered ruffle-skirted coat with hand embellishment and embroidery on the left side of chest. Very McQueen, very creative and very good looking.
This season, the house of McQueen starts creating garments in a more sustainable way, the black layered ruffle-skirted coat uses last season’s left over fabrics. The surplus fabrics created layers of ruffles on the coat as well as garment patterns. Brands like Alexander McQueen have a huge number of fans and for such a powerful fashion house to lead on its sustainability credentials is a great start. Hopefully in the future the brand can keep their productions more sustainable and like always where brands like McQueen lead the rest shall follow.
All Images took from ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SPRING/SUMMER 2020 Menswear Presentation in London.