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LCM: Alexander McQueen SS’14
June 21, 2013
Sarah Burton’s vision for Alexander McQueen SS14 menswear felt almost dream-like, which meant creating a show that was injected with a strong and powerful surrealist tone, penetrating the whole way through. The location was Coal Drops, in London’s King’s Cross and the setting was indistinct, very dim and hazy with smoke behind models, which clouded the catwalk entrance.
The predominant material used in the collection was lace, which came in ivory, as a rose lace web knitted vest and white poplin short sleeve collarless shirt, a skull-print two button jacket with gold buttons and oyster lining and an engineered jacquard double breasted suit with gold buttons.
We were also shown an ivory washed silk robe and a distressed poppy jacquard two-button suit with gold buttons, which were all part of a magical atmosphere. As the monochrome colours set, we could see a darkness oozing through, in the form of cobweb-type printed knits, occasional skulls and black roses, which felt a bit like a dark romance – or a beautiful nightmare.
The craftsmanship was stunning, as we have come to expect from Sarah Burton and was focused on intricate details, dark prints and beautiful tailoring. Another exquisite McQueen collection for SS’14.