Alexander McQueen, Spring 13
It was tailored luxury at McQueen, with a wardrobe fit for a dandy. The summer suit was central, whether as a three-piece sb in blush pinks, blues and greys, or wide-lapelled db versions. These were dressed up with super-sharp ties, or dressed down in unstructured silhouettes. Casual looks included db cardigans and pyjama-style shirts, through to polished eveningwear with silken trousers and tuxedo blazers. Print and pattern came as jacquards in mismatched combos, while the show-stoppers were the characteristic engineered prints, scattered with dragonfly wings.
In short Louche suiting fit for a decadent summer. It showed how Sarah Burton can celebrate the McQueen legacy but also make commercial and covetable clothes.