A heavyweight of the London fashion landscape if ever there was one, Alexander McQueen took to London Collections Men to unveil its Fall/Winter 2016 menswear collection. All the McQueen tropes were present, naturally. Dark, glamorous and romantic, Sarah Burton’s latest evolution of McQueen’s vision emblazoned butterflies and ghostly flowers all over heavy-duty outerwear, while militaristic themes were present thanks to some vast greatcoats, naval-style striped trousers and parade jackets (not entirely sure who’s wearing marching band regalia in 2016, mind).
The face jewelry and medals hanging from the models’ necks looked like they were taken straight from a scene in British colonial India, while a few pieces were unveiled in staggering baroque paisley – drama, drama and more drama from the always theatric label.
All of this was held in a breathtaking venue that fitted the house of McQueen’s dark splendor perfectly – admittedly giving this editor some pretty bad FOMO.