Alexander McQueen Suits Up For SS20 Collection

Alexander McQueen Suits Up For SS20 Collection

Alexander McQueen and its SS20 menswear collection delivered sharp, tailored suits, designed with the intricacy and decoration of female eveningwear.

Alexander McQueen and its SS20 menswear collection delivered sharp, tailored suits, designed with the intricacy and decoration of female eveningwear.

Text: Julian Wright

Alexander McQueen showed its SS20 menswear line in a one-off exhibition at a former monastery. This was the first occurrence in a new McQueen initiative to show collections in different cities around the world, taking on London during its Fashion Week. The brand has a strong heritage: British by nature, disruptive by habit. This collection was in line with that heritage, adding vivid color and embellishments to otherwise traditional suits. Sharp, modern and stylish, these looks were cut for any evening.

For the most part, the suits played with length and color. Some of the suit vents were uneven. One suit featured a vent in the style of a pleated skirt, extending below the knee. Other suits appeared ink-blotted with the design of a flower, consuming the vast majority of its jacket and pant legs. Florals were also featured on a button-down, embroidered into its chest. Another suit was quite literally petalled, with sheaths of fabric descending from the waist down to the knee in layers of black ruffles. But the collection's crown jewel took the phrase a bit literally: a black ensemble with a suit jacket covered completely in gems.

It's women's eveningwear that typically receives an eye for glamour and ornamentation. However, in the case of the Alexander McQueen SS20 collection, extends that privilege to men too.

You can view the pieces from the show below.

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Credits: Photos Courtesy of Vogue Runway

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