Fashion editor: Savannah Barthorpe
Photographer: Ethan James Green
S/S 2020 Alexander McQueen womenswear collection, asymmetric trompe l’oeil suiting comes in men’s pinstripe fabrics, made in the textile mills in the North of England. Double-layered jackets are panelled in different scales of pinstripe, double-dyed black wool gabardine and grey tonic mohair – an early Nineties McQueen signature - and feature pleated half skirts.
Calligraphy flowers are taken from hand-painted artworks created in the McQueen studio. Monochromatic, they are woven into jacquards on tailoring and printed onto shirting. In fuchsia, black, ivory and indigo, they blossom from fine inky watercolours to x-ray florals and exploded kaleidoscopic blooms mirrored and magnified in scale.