Alexander McQueen SS 09

June 23, 2008

Due to my obligations at The Fashion Spot, where I amateurishly critique the mens shows I’ll only deal with a select few here. Day 1 – for me – was somewhat disappointing with many designers attempting new concepts or drawing on inspiration incongruous to their design aesthetic [although Jil Sander was much desirable with the geometric experimentation and colour panelling]. It was, well, flaccid.

Day 2 saw Alexander McQueen unveil his ‘über glamour of the seventies’-inspired collection which proved a personal highlight so far. Instead of some of the blatant sheer shirts we’ve seen so far McQueen offered a somewhat more demure and yet much more masculine alternative. Colour panelling also featured heavily and was enthralling in its unbounded variety.



There were some looks which seemed to nod subtly to Prada FW 0809 but the femininity concerned here was not as overt as with Miuccia’s creations. McQueen kept tees and shirts rather fitted but the masculine tailoring of both the pants and the robust jackets with which they were combined lent balance.



In some ways, it seemed a little Raf Simons, no?

Images from Men’s Style
  • TheSundayBest June 23, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Nice reviews of the shows – had no idea you wrote for the fashion spot. Also – you have the best name ever.

  • Lynn & Horst June 23, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    how sweetthank youi’m having a tough timeso i and the blog were away and lost for a while,,

  • Imelda Matt June 24, 2008 at 4:49 am

    agreed it hasn’t been the best start to the week. My eye’s popped when I saw McQueen and the Prada influences!

  • thefashionisto June 24, 2008 at 8:32 am

    I love the high waist line.

  • Imelda Matt June 24, 2008 at 9:22 am

    thanks for the comment I’m looking forward to read what you thought of the Gucci mess!

  • riz June 24, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Love the reviews!! Honestly I didn’t get McQueen uber uber 70s thing…??

  • Ian Brown June 24, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve enjoyed the McQueen and Gucci shows thus far. And yes Alex borrowed a few notes from Raf this season, though he did it in his own way. The loved the cut out sandals.

  • MR style June 26, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    nice to see you’re back with your reviews !! i must be ashamed of mine 🙂

  • MOND July 2, 2008 at 4:39 am

    yeah see, i like the collectionbut i am also sensing there is some precedent found in raf simons’ collections (raf, jil)

  • July 3, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Good to see some other pictures :)I gathered some youtube videos from the shows in my blog.

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