Get a first look at Sarah Burton’s Pre-Autumn/Winter 2021 menswear collection for the house
After launching its Pre-Autumn/Winter 2021 womenswear collection last week, Alexander McQueen has today released its menswear equivalent. Presented via a lookbook, the collection carries echoes of its womenswear counterpart, with a focus on silhouette, bold volumes and clean lines, along with saturated colour and papercut prints.
Here, slick black tailoring is disrupted by crystal, bullion and bead embroidery or else spliced with denim. Khaki and the inclusion of a cropped MA1 bomber adds a military feel to the collection, while the papercut prints lend it a sense of play.
The close relationship between the mens- and womenswear collections at McQueen isn’t new; they were shown together for Spring/Summer 2021, in a film by Jonathan Glazer. Speaking on this relationship in the new issue of AnOther Magazine, creative director Sarah Burton said that the process of designing these collections was “very much linked”.
“It was about characters and the way they interact, about how characters – and people – relate to one another,” she said. “Increasingly we are bringing McQueen womenswear and menswear closer together, there is an ongoing conversation between the two. There are references to women’s in the men’s and vice versa. We’ve been doing that for some time now.”