A revered moniker from the sartorial hall of fame, the house of Alexander McQueen has consistently shown collections of innovative fashion merit, striking the perfect balance between high-fashion and art.
Following the untimely death of visionary founder Lee McQueen, the stage was set for the dawn of a new era at the ground-breaking label, with Sarah Burton at the design helm.
With a healthy array of collections already under her belt, Burton has taken the brand in a new and exciting direction, whilst remaining true to the avant-garde spirit that the much loved and lauded brand is renowned for.
AW12 sees the menswear collection executed with a more refined and subtle sensibility, with the trademark skull embellishments and flamboyant prints toned down, or conspicuously absent, in favour of a design focus on luxurious fabrics, texture, cut, colour and an altogether more dandy, gentlemanly mood.
However, Burton retains the original McQueen flair in the collection, with the introduction of a new feather-print motif. One of only a few prints seen in the menswear collection, it is a suggestive nod to country pursuits, a key source of design inspiration to many international labels this autumn/winter.
A fine example of this eye-catching pattern put to use, is the AW12 line’s feather-print jumper. With its V-neckline, it’s ideal for tapping the layering trend and boasts a premium wool weave woven in an extra-fine texture. Beautifully soft to the touch, the jumper’s pattern demonstrates a playful and quirky quality, whilst still remaining a bold and masculine design.
The perfect blend of British eccentricity and considered luxury, this eclectic knit will take pride of place in the wardrobe of the modern man who’s not afraid to push the sartorial boundaries.
Available now over at Matches.