WHAT VICTOIRE SAW
THE DARK ROMANTICISM
OF ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AUTUMN WINTER 2016
Inspired by Sir John Soane and Charles Darwin, Sarah Burton delivered a beautiful and rich new menswear collection for Fall Winter 2016.
Alexander McQueen himself was always inspired by Victorian times and anthropology making us travel in beautiful forgotten or imagined worlds. We all remember the performance in his « Plasto’s Atlantis » or « Voss » fashion shows for example.
Needless to say that Sarah Burton is the right person to respect the legacy of Alexander McQueen.
The Fall Winter 2016 menswear collection invites us to enter in a dark and astonishing « cabinet de curiosité » and mixing elements like collected flowers and butterfly jacquards.
Buyers have always considered Alexander Mcqueen for the new approach on classic pieces. Once again (and probably in a stronger way than she did before), Sarah Burton proved that you can bring edgyness to Tailoring, applying embroidery details or gold jacquard on pinstripes suits or velvet tuxedo.
The dark romance is also accentuated by the men jewellery, creating more than a contrast, maybe an ambiguity, between the military feeling and the intense sensibility.
This collection is luxurious, romantic, flamboyant and decadent at the same time… Definitely one of the strongest collection presented during London Men Collection so far.
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