The Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2021 collection is a culmination of creative director Sarah Burton’s house codes mixed with McQueen’s take on power suiting. In part the mood is a continuation of the exaggerated shapes of spring-summer, with bold tailoring featuring leg-of-mutton sleeves, flared coats and dramatic shoulders.
Burton termed the collection: “A study of clothing and character: portraits.” Featuring clothes made in technical textiles in couture-worthy shapes. Like a flash bomber cocoon jacket that morphs into a parka skirt – all made in polyfaille. Like many looks, worn over the knee-high leather Wellington boots.
Among the other highlights are pink or baby blue poly taffeta gathered dresses, finished with ruffled collars and cocoon sleeves; mannish coats with military buttons worn with white Elizabethan ruffled shirts; and an utterly cool tuxedo mess jacket cut micro-short. Often, a dash of street cred’ is added by linings in bright orange.
Along with a phantasmagorical perfecto, cut as a black leather orchid, trimmed with zips and worn over bouffant skirt in ecru. And some striking crystal doves of peace and stars embroidered over an inky blue indigo polyfaille bouffant dress. While for hottest days of summer there are paper-print white poplin dresses finished with street art and punky symbols.
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