Alexander McQueen’s F/W19 Collection Subverts British History
Opting out of a runway presentation earlier this year, Alexander McQueen has released a lookbook for its Fall/Winter ’19 collection. An ode to several British eras of the 20th century — from ’50s Post-War to ’80s New Wave — the collection is a marriage of influences that celebrates heritage and craft.
Workwear is a core influence on the collection — a rich, pink boiler suit subverts the traditional piece with New Wave edge, while suits adorned with oversized floral prints offer a romantic take on the ordinary. Trench coats are updated in alternative formats, including bold color-blocked styles and in glossy leather fabrics that expand upon convention. Eveningwear is elevated to new heights with intricate chandelier crystal embellishments on tuxedo jackets that are as majestic in their showmanship as in their craft. This attention to detail extends to the jewelry, mainly earrings and cuffs, which provides both an elegant garnish to the more orthodox pieces and a rebellious accent to the formalwear.
Check out some of the pieces below.