Alexander McQueen’s Fall Collection debuted at Milan Men’s Fashion Week 2012.
Stongly influenced by Victorian Britain, the collection features pinstripes and exaggerated checked pants incorporated into the classic power suit. Taking inspiration from haute horse riders, one suit features brocaded roses along the label and forearm. Other characteristics borrowed from horse riders include cropped pant legs paired with long socks. Despite major Victorian inspiration, the curation is very modern.
Tailoring is tight, and the series also includes a sheer bomber jacket and printed trousers to ensure modernity is maintained. Other more avant-garde, modern pieces include a plaid suit cut into a light velvet as well as a faux-fuzz jacket paired with cropped white pants. A mix of textures is used, amplifying the artistry of the series.
The collection is dapper and crisply tailored, yet carries a certain spunk characteristic of Alexander McQueen.
The McQueen Fall Collection Debuts at Milan Men's Fashion Week 2
1. Victorian-inspired Fashion - Exploring the influence of Victorian Britain on contemporary fashion, opening up opportunities for designers to incorporate classic elements with a modern twist.
2. Textured Mix and Match - Embracing a mix of textures in fashion, allowing for creative combinations and unique designs that showcase the artistry of the collection.
3. Haute Equestrian Style - Reviving equestrian elements in fashion, creating disruptive innovation opportunities for designers to experiment with horse riding-inspired garments and accessories.
1. Fashion Design - The fashion design industry can draw inspiration from the Victorian era and incorporate it into modern collections, creating unique and trendsetting pieces.
2. Textile and Fabric Manufacturing - Manufacturers can explore the production of various textures and materials, enabling fashion designers to experiment with their designs and bring new and exciting products to the market.
3. Luxury Retail - Luxury retailers can capitalize on the resurgence of equestrian fashion by curating collections that cater to the haute equestrian style, offering customers a unique and stylish shopping experience.