Alexander McQueen Autumn/Winter 2017
Oscar Wilde lends himself as an inspiration for Alexander McQueen's Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. His journey from Tite Street in London to Paris Saint Germain inspire the menswear line, with the progression of the collection resembling his movement. At the beginning the writer-influencer wears tailoring typically expected of the London gent, cut in classic British fabrics to begin with such as jackets constructed in wool serge with velvet appliqués, a 3-piece flannel suit and exaggerated overcoats in or trimmed with shearling. As the collection moves on, it is clear that Wilde's style has become more fanciful, as he travels from the British capital to France - an all-over paisley print silk robe, an overcoat made in a jacquard inspired by antique rugs and a full length ceremonial cape depicting a grand pair of peacocks embroidered in gold bullion all pay homage to the magnificent dandy.
The Alexander McQueen house worked with the photographer Ethan James Green to photograph the menswear collection, as seen below.