Alexander McQueen Menswear Autumn Winter 2011

This show had some stunning pieces in it, notably the great jackets and coats, which were beautifully cut and show Sarah Burton’s ability to stick to the Alexander McQueen handwriting, yet move it forward a little by injecting her own signature. A few of the designs, however, felt like they were trying a bit too hard, including a blanket coat which closely resembled what a homeless man would wear. But otherwise a fantastic collection with lots of very strong, serious pieces.

I love…

Alexander McQueen, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, Sarah Burton, wool coats

gorgeous wool coats, worn layered one over the other.

Alexander McQueen, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, Sarah Burton, layering

another great layered jackets situation.

Alexander McQueen, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, Sarah Burton, sheepskin, Mackintosh overcoat

a sheepskin with a kangaroo pocket and a beautiful mackintosh overcoat.

I loathe…

Alexander McQueen, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, Sarah Burton, fur, layering

fur underneath a sleeveless leather vest? It doesn't work.

Alexander McQueen, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, Sarah Burton, blanket coats

blankets as coats.

Alexander McQueen, menswear, autumn winter 2011, fall 2011, menswear catwalks, fashion shows, Sarah Burton, tailoring

slits on the shoulders which look a bit gimmicky.

All images from GQ.com.

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  • Rooneyjulia

    Nice commentary; astute.