Eschewing the usual runway show, Alexander McQueen presents a haunting series of portraitures shot by photographer, Julia Hettaquiet for the Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection. In a way, these pictures remind me of century old Indian artworks we see at the museum. It’s quiet, dignified and yet sombre.
There is an old-world charm with this collection from the Maharaja-style jewellery and brooch pins to the intricate zardozi embroidery. To keep things interesting, Harley Hughes, McQueen’s head of menswear design adds that slight touch of flamboyant, 60s ‘club kid’ spirit with the sporty sneakers and flared trousers – which on paper might seem like a bad idea but in fact, it works so perfectly with the 18th Century style imperial jackets.
My favourite look is the one with the traditional paisley print that’s been reworked into an ornate metallic jacquard suit. That’s the ensemble I’m putting my money on…
Images & Video: Alexander McQueen