[I]t feels good to have Alexander McQueen back, and in Paris no less, presenting their eagerly anticipated SS18 menswear collection at the Orangerie du Senat in the iconic Luxembourg Gardens.
Contemporary and youthful in style and yet indisputably Savile Row in form, it was an immense collection from Sarah Burton, inspired in part by Rudyard Kipling’s 1898 poem, The Explorer, fragments of which were printed and embroidered across the clothing and accessories.
The collection took a journey from austere and clean, to complicated and all-encompassing, I suppose in much the way an explorer’s clothes would change over the duration of a trip. Structured tailoring, oversized oxford shirting, glass bead embroidered coats, loose threads of silk trailing from evening jackets, cotton broderie anglaise shirts and matching poplin trousers, embroidered selvedge Japanese denim.
Check out the full collection in the gallery below.