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Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2010/11 Collection

Photos: Vogue UK

I’ll be honest, I’ve never really paid much attention to Alexander McQueen’s menswear. What drew me to him was his flair for dramatics which seem to be nested within his women’s main line. Things got interesting last Fall with his Jack the Ripper collection but that was followed up with a pretty boring, butch-lesbian construction worker offering. Yep, not a fan.

However, Fall 2010 was different, and beautifully so. Prints are nothing new with McQueen’s menswear but these prints and fabric combinations are finally on par with his womenswear. Fur, skulls, snakes and smoke (so typically McQueen) along with water, rust, and more geometric prints envelope almost every piece creating such rich faux-tactillity. The applications of each are highly refined as well. You can tell that along with flawless construction, great care was taken to make sure the prints were either perfectly symmetrical, faded in and out in the right areas in terms of physical location, or edited in certain areas to suggest movement—an example of which can be found in the smoke series where portions of the prints are heavily blurred at the arms and shoulders. Stunning! Ropey knit, wool, plastic?, and leather were also combined into hybrid coats and jackets with large stitch details.

I could see how it all may get a bit repetitive as a whole but it’s the subtle details within each piece that really make this collection so interesting. It’s by far one of my favorites from McQueen.

Related posts:
  1. Prada Autumn/Winter 2010/11 Collection
  2. Kenzo Autumn/Winter 2010/11 Collection
  3. Lamija Suljeviƈ, Lookbook 2010
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