London Men's Fashion Week: Alexander McQueen
Sarah Burton, headlined the second day of the London menswear shows yesterday, and had been considering the Japanese kabuki theatre before she visited the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition at Tate Modern earlier this year. The two experiences – plus perhaps with a recent expansion in the Far East in mind – influenced her latest menswear collection for a colourful, upbeat McQueen men's show. It expressed renewed optimism and a forward-looking attitude for the brand.
"I wanted it to be less 'period' than usual, without so much historicism" said Burton backstage. "What I got from the references was an idea of scale and proportion, and the impact of the simple shapes on a clean background."