Sarah Burton Returns Home For Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2019
Sarah Burton’s talent is unquestionable, yet with every season we continue to be astounded by her vision for Alexander McQueen and how she steadily manages to steer the fashion house into the future without compromising on the namesake brand she inherited from her mentor and friend, Lee.
Burton, born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, draws inspiration from her own northern English upbringing for the men’s fall/winter 2019 collection, with earlier references including the Northern Soul music movement of the ’60s, as well as the heavy industrial aspects of the region: factories, steelwork, and docks.
The collection and lookbook also evoke nostalgia for an optimistic post-war Britain while beautifully merging the freedom of the ’80s, greatly embodied in New Wave rock and popular bands of the decade, including New Order, Joy Division and The Smiths.
Pieces in the collection include plenty of outerwear and workwear, from trenchcoats to boilersuits, and in a range of fabrics and patterns, such as classic houndstooth and Prince of Wales check.
Beautiful detailing comes in the form of leather panelled sleeves, pieced and patched Savile Row wools, metallic floral jacquards and hand-painted rose prints, with the chandelier crystal embroideries on tuxedo jackets a McQueen standout. The contrasting silhouettes, colours, plus the addition of jewellery and accessories also elevating the layer of fun and intrigue.
See more of the collection below.