According to the release, Alexander McQueen's Spring Summer 2018 collection was inspired by pioneers and explorers, storytellers and collectors. Presented at the Orangerie du Senat in the Luxembourg Gardens, the collection opened up with the first look of black double-breasted long structured coat, white collared shirt, black structured cropped trousers and white McQueen signature trainers, completed with a skull and dice beaded necklace.
The lineup started with a collection of oversized coats and suits, but was quickly mixed up with heavy leather jackets, bright red accents and unconventional layerings. Like the red leather, silk fringe, florals, Icelandic inspired Fairisle knits, pagan necklaces and roughly tied rope belts. There was a sharp tailoring with clean cuts, collarless shirts and a strict color palette of black and white.
There was this folk embroidered oversized oxford shirt and trousers with placed cross stitch. A red bonded leather coat was worn over a cotton poplin shirt with a plonge leather bib and a skull beaded necklace. Followed by multi zip, studded slash waist biker jacket finished with a shearling lining and collar. A patchwork Prince of Wales coat was worn with slim fit trousers and cupsole trainers. The standout piece was the reversed carpet distressed jacquard evening coat, that Sarah Burton made from an actual rug, with loose threads of silk and wool hovered over. Fragments of Rudyard Kipling’s 1898 poem, The Explorer, were printed and embroidered across clothing and accessories throughout.
Written by LUCY ALIMYAN
Visual Editor RENATA CRUZ-LARA
Photos Courtesy of VOGUE RUNWAY