Day 3 at London Colections Men AW2016: Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen catwalk menswear AW16

Alexander McQueen  LCM AW2016 January 10th 2015 Photo by Ki Price Words by Ray Kinsella

Amidst the rigid, authoritative buildings of Whitehall and the establishment, a small army of photographers and journalists lurk, waiting to steal a glimpse of the fashionistas, artists and creatives about to roll into the space for Alexander McQueen’s show at London Collections Men autumn – winter 2016.

And it’s sublimely ironic that the late designer, who embodied the spirit of a true punk, should be showing in such a location that’s symbolic of the ruling order. McQueen spent much of his career rewriting the fashion rulebook while pushing the boundaries of perceived cultural norms – he not only styled a generation and helped change the way men dress, but also penetrated social consciousness and how we perceive beauty.

Alexander McQueen catwalk AW16 at LCM ( Mens Fashion Week) in London January 10th 2015

Alexander McQueen  LCMAW16 Photo by Ki Price

 

The show itself encompassed all the usual McQueen flair – the designer’s team presented his trademark, subversive sensibility of taking razor sharp tailoring and using it as the canvas for a work of art. Artistic floral prints were splashed all over jackets and trousers, and rich camel and brown constituted a precisely cut overcoat which was graced with butterflies. Blacks and reds were juxtaposed on other pieces, while a immaculate dinner jacket was the silhouette for a intricate, silver and black paisley pattern.

Ever the blender of the high and the low, it is fitting for McQueen’s show to be in such a setting emblematic of the mainstream – his legacy has infiltrated numerous institutions of power across the globe.

Alexander McQueen catwalk AW16 at LCM ( Mens Fashion Week) in London January 10th 2015Alexander McQueen catwalk menswear AW16

 

Alexander McQueen catwalk menswear AW16

Alexander McQueen LCMAW2016 Photos by Ki Price

Words by Ray Kinsella Photos by Ki Price

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