Wonderland.

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(Fake) IDs at the ready: Alexander McQueen’s twisted kid brother McQ is taking you to clubland for SS16.

What do you get when you mix late 80s New York’s post- punk with Dalston club kids? McQ’s SS16 collection, obv. This season, everyone’s favourite moody-chic brand returns with a collection which masters the tricky blend of subversive with luxurious. Mixing clean-cut classics such as white T-shirts and denim midi-skirts with chunky, harness-like chains, this is a collection that whispers of something more savage beneath its elegant exterior.

Innocence is toyed with in a sheer black nightslip-style dress with white lace trim, whilst the brand’s rebellious spirit is ever-apparent in the collection’s silver foil-embossed jacket, mini dress and skin-tight leather trousers. Fabrics are gathered around statement zips whilst flared silhouettes evoke a louche 70s sex appeal. Fuse this with McQ’s staple androgynous tailoring and a decent pinch of irreverence, and you get clothes that’ll carry you from dusk ‘til dawn. Or the club to the corner cafe the morning after, that is.

All clothing by MCQ

All clothing by MCQ
Photography
Paulina Otylie Surys
Fashion
Matthew Josephs
Makeup
Thuy Le using NARS COSMETICS and LA PRAIRIE SKINCARE
Hair
Larry King at Streeters using BUMBLE AND BUMBLE
Photo Assistant
Tony Tran
Fashion Assistants
Toni-Blaze Ibekwe, Raquel Ramos and Tommy Gabrill
Models
Pippa Melody at Profile Models, Miguel Harichi at PRM and Koen at Select Model Management
Words
Laura Isabella
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