Tri-colour graphic-patterned power-suits take to the street. McQueen SS15 educated us with a new mode of tailoring to the sounds of Missy Elliot
Three words: suiting meets street. Alexander McQueen SS15 was an education in extreme power-suiting through two modes of tri-colour graphic pattern one led by Matisse blue, the other brick red.
From leather basket style shorts worn over tights, to leather printed bombers, sleek monochrome brogues, body cocooning coats, drop-hem loosely tailored waistcoats, oversized shirts and tri colour leather holdalls – all pieces within the collection were uniformed by a dominant abstract Kabuki pattern, the re-occurring motif throughout.
Also making an appearance, were three classic menswear fabrics – the Houndstooth, Birdseye and Prince of Wales check each injected with a new modernity through drop crotched silhouettes, wide and elongated cuts and layered mode of dress.
Whilst Sarah Burton’s sharp suited gang of beautiful boys advanced through the catwalk space, the sounds of Missy Elliot rang loud in the air, almost evoking a never before encountered hip-hop tinged aesthetic, but one that remained quintessentially McQueen in silhouette, but and style.