Alexander McQueen‘s spring/summer 2013 menswear collection Sarah Burton (her fifth menswear offering for the house).
inspiration behind the collection:
Oscar Wilde’s character became the bearer of good news for men next season. His peacocky dapperness presented us with an escape from the sporty vibe that seems to have taken over menswear of late.
It is almost impossible to beat Burton at the two things she does extremely well: colour and texture. A restrained palette, peachy and heavenly blue at times, white, grey, bronzed and golden at others, showed that it was an artist’s hand applying colour to the brushes. A stunning geometrical Klimt-like two-piece suit paved the way for a show-stopping textural croc blazer, which managed to turn quite a few heads. Colour-blocked wide lapels, monochromatic three-piece suits, often in barely traceable micro-dots, the “holy” Prince of Wales check, silk pocket squares, Panama hats and long, light overcoats were reminiscent of young gentlemen sent abroad to mature before coming of age. With their dancing shoes and tasselled slippers neatly packed, they would take off for Berlin to start filling up their travel diaries with adventure.
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- Alexander McQueen Resort / Pre-Spring 2013 (fashionising.com)