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For the SS13 season, Alexander McQueen’s Creative Director Sarah Burton said the brand “Wanted to make this collection more graphic. More real” and this full snakeskin jacket is the perfect example of this desire.
Crafted from python skin, it’s going to be hard to find a more tactile addition to any wardrobe. Coming in a classic lightweight bomber cut, this Italian made jacket features a contrasting suede collar, underarms and hem, paying note to the season’s fabric blocking trend.
The silver-toned detailing gives this jacket a sleek finish while the fabric lining pays homage to signature Alexander McQueen, with its repeated skull print. As is prominent within the rest of the collection, the tailoring here is relaxed and informal. The jacket hangs off the shoulders, giving freedom and flexibility in movement.
Now, at a whopping £4,675, this jacket won’t be gracing many people’s wardrobes, but the construction, intricacy and detail of this jacket are all feats that can be admired by anyone with a love of fashion and style. Whether you are for or against the use of certain skins, these type of pieces are what separates progressive fashion labels like Alexander McQueen apart from not only the high street, but also other high fashion designers in general.
This Alexander McQueen jacket is available at Selfridges.com.