Alexander McQueen Fall 2014: Monochromatic Collection Proves Men Are Rebels With A Cause

Alexander McQueen Mens Fall 2014

Photos Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

Despite heavy facial prints, scrappy feathers and knee-skimming, pleated kilts, the men of the Alexander McQueen Fall 2014 runway looked high fashion in the dark way that we’ve come to expect from the British fashion house. Hosted in London at the Welsh Chapel, the collection was designed by creative director Sarah Burton as a way of tapping into the past, channeling a time of melancholy and rebellion seen through a monochromatic palette and elements of British punk.

 Alexander McQueen Mens Fall 2014

Heavy with long coats and pants in hues almost consisting entirely of black, each piece is well tailored and could easily hold its own as a statement in any wardrobe. Styled together, plaid kilts, pants and blazers were overwhelming, especially in pink hues, but somehow worked in the overall aesthetic of the show, giving a fun rock’n’roll edge to a collection that for the most part maintained a somber attitude. 

 Alexander McQueen Mens Fall 2014

Coats, shirts and blazers are imprinted with images of John Deakin’s photographs of Lucian Freud and Oliver Bernard, while others bare lines from Bernard’s poetry, giving the collection a more spiritual effect, making it more meaningful than pure teenage angst and melancholy. It made each model a rebel with a cause. 

 Alexander McQueen Mens Fall 2014

The dramatic trenches, three-piece suits and double-breasted coats are very angular both in form and design; some pieces visualize this geometry through the use of patterns including tartan, gold stripes and large square prints. As a whole the line feels ominous; an esoteric collection meant to be worn and appreciated by fashionable young men with reasons for disobedience and discord. 

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Marissa Stempien

Marissa Stempien graduated with a degree in English Literature and a minor in Asian Studies from San Francisco State University. Previously a beauty editor, Marissa now utilizes her love and passion of luxurious fashion everyday as Fashion Editor of JustLuxe. Originally from Santa Barbara, CA, Marissa has traveled to various cities across the globe, most recently returning from living abroad...(Read More)

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