Sarah Burton McQueen Men's Spring/Summer 2011 Collection: Fierce Or Flat? (PHOTOS, POLL)
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The fashion house of the late Alexander McQueen recently presented its first collection in Milan under new Creative Director Sarah Burton. Entitled "Pomp and Circumstance," the garments are reminiscent of old England's, but with the McQueen sartorial spin.
Check out the different looks below and scroll down to read more from the collection notes.
From the collection notes:
This is a tightly conceived presentation in which many of the elements that have become associated with the label's menswear are present: the use of photographic prints, exclusive fabrics treated in unusual and often casual ways, the skull motif, and the cut and paste of fabrics and patterns.
But more than this, the new collection displays an understanding that at the heart of Alexander McQueen menswear there has always been a peculiar type of Englishness: a combination of the aristocratic and military tradition of Savile Row with more gutsy elements of street style and work wear.
Here you will find a short trench coat reminiscent of those worn by World War One Tommys and stretch tweed military-style leggings to match, an adapted Eton-collar shirt, brothel creeper shoes so beloved of Teddy boys, sharp mod suits, a fisherman's guernsey sweater cut like a sweatshirt, and baggy, shapeless work trousers.
The fabrics included linen, cashmere and silk bed ticking in black, white and neutral hues with flashes of red and gold, skull and polka dotted print.