The Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 16 menswear collection receives a romantic take on sailor style, according to Sarah Burton who explores the idea of tattooed tailoring. After all, when fashion moves so fast, why ink your skin when you can ink your suit?

Styled to resemble seafaring men, with locks damp from tempestuous seas, the show was cohesive and consistent with the theme throughout. Palettes of white, blues of various kinds, navy being key, and black supported the sailor idea. 

Tattoo prints, mostly mermaids and anchors were inked on cropped length trousers, onto the collars of shirts and across the breast of a sharp white officer coat. Tailoring was a focus for Burton who was exacting with hems and cuffs.