Alexander McQueen 2012 Spring/Summer Collection
Inspired by the English rock ‘n’ roll scene, Sarah Burton has recently unveiled her third menswear collection since taking the reigns as creative director over at Alexander McQueen. Taking care not to toy too much with the late designer’s signature dark, decadent aesthetic, Burton instead continued to roll out sumptuous, tailored takes on traditional British clothing. Despite a lack of particularly original inspiration (English rock has influenced many designers before Burton), the looks from her latest show managed to culminate in something special. From thickly-striped, voluminous pants to a puce Victorian-era tailcoat, Eton-collared shirts and a sport jacket literally set ablaze by a hellfire pattern, the clothes on display in Milan were distinctly high-fashion and uniquely McQueen.