AN UN-SPRING COLLECTION. It seems Sarah Burton’s latest collection for Alexander McQueen seems a little more accustomed to the winter months than the sunny season
When you talk about spring/summer collections, the fashion that often comes to mind is that of clothing made of light and airy fabrics meant to keep the heat of the season at bay. It seems that Alexander McQueen’s current creative lead Sarah Burton has thrown this concept out the window to bring a totally new look for its spring/summer 2018 collection.
The British fashion brand has always been known to push the envelope of fashion into the realms of couture, and it seems that Burton wishes to carry on the legacy into its menswear line as well. For the first time the fashion house debuted a menswear show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week which featured leather biker-jackets with an inverted shearling lining, leather trench coats in bright red, a white leather cape and even a tanned leather suit. One of the amazing designs of the show was a jacket made from a rug that originated from a McQueen Spring 2017 women’s runway show. The rug was turned inside out then transformed into a colorful evening jacket with a distressed look.
Although not all of the McQueen Spring/Summer 2018 Men’s Collection was made in the lines of the couture for men, there were still some beautifully designed outfits with more simpler styles such as clean cut topcoats and suits with shoulders just a little softer than usual. But the overall look presented at Paris Men’s Fashion Week looked more destined for the chilly season than that to welcome in the sun.