Right now, it’s all about new beginnings. With the world opening up again, we’re venturing into a new era while pulling upon past lessons, and Alexander McQueen are taking this and putting it at the helm of their new Autumn/Winter 21 collection. Unleashing an explosion of flowers across avant-garde dresses and poetic tailored jackets for their new collection, McQueen uses an array of lush herringbone wool and poly faille to tell their story. Taking us through a mirage of cigarette trousers and single-breasted jackets, the house stays true to its signature structures, while playing with new fabrics and textures.
Various pieces in the collection are splashed with anemones, signifying the start of a new beginning according to Creative Director Sarah Burton, who chose these ephemeral flowers due to their healing properties and character. “It feels like now is a time for healing, for breathing new life, for exploring echoes from the past to enrich our future,” she revealed. “More than ever, a sense of humanity, of the team working together with a single aim – to make something beautiful, something meaningful – feels both precious and important.”
Hints of romanticism run through the vintage-tinged collection, adding elements of hopefulness and charm. Not wanting the collection to be entirely focused on the ethereal flower, Burton takes on her signature hybrid theme that she has tapped into for previous collections, and combines reconstructed denim with fluted skirts and lily pad embroideries. With the collection following on from their fierce and Scottish-rooted Pre-Fall 2021 collection, it is clear that McQueen are taking us into a new era, but with eyes still on their historic roots.
Check out the full collection below and at McQueen.com