Tuesday, January 8, 2013

BEAUTY: Clothing--Alexander McQueen

As I mentioned a few posts ago, January is a busy time for men's fashion. London Collections: Men started yesterday and continues through tomorrow, and there have been some wonderful collections and some fascinating surprises which I will compile for an overview at the end of the shows.

In the meantime, here is Sarah Burton for my beloved McQueen with a solid showing that clearly owes inspiration to the 1920s-30s and pin stripes. She sent her models out with clear plastic masks (a reference to 30s gangsters?) and marcelled hair. As usual, there are some great tailoring touches in this collection like highly structured, peaked shoulders that are so reminiscent of Cardin in the 80s. I love how the pin stripes got out of control and made way for color blocks and patchwork, which then, quite surprisingly, gave way to a print of a Gothic quatrefoil stained glass rose window if it were done by Gilbert and George. There is also a black and white version of this print which looks gorgeous on a dressing-gown-cum-overcoat. In fact, these dressing gown coats were shown flowing from under evening jackets, giving them the appearance of a long skirt. It feels decadently elegant and casual at the same time.

Photos via http://www.style.com/

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