MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN PRE-FALL 2014 WOMENSWEAR COLLECTION
Available now in Malaysia at Alexander McQueen boutique at Adorn Floor, Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 03- 2141 1413
For Pre-Fall 2014, McQ takes inspiration from the early ‘90s grunge aesthetic, incorporating references to the ‘60s. Prints and colours clash; leopard print and tartan are worn together and appear on the same garment.
Rather than evoking punk, this season’s tartan conjures up London’s club kids of the late ‘80s. British classics with a McQ twist form the backbone of the collection, including the pea coat, leather biker, kilt and over-sized parka.
Moving away from the body conscious silhouette of previous seasons, Pre-Fall is looser and more relaxed. Following last season, a cropped silhouette continues to be important, appearing on everything from a boyfriend jean to a leather biker.
Digital prints are prominent once again, dominated this season by a pixelated leopard print which decorates knitwear and jersey and appears as a jacquard on denim. A flocked print bomber jacket adds texture. The essential McQ faille party dress is updated in bold black, red and white kaleidoscope leopard. For evening, a double faced satin party dress features an iridescent tiger head jacquard.
Tartan comes in two colourways, the Rupert with a dark green base and the Paddington with a smoky blue base, sometimes spliced together in a single garment. An over-sized pleated trouser is relaxed when paired with a cropped leopard jacquard knit. A checked textured wool story includes a classic pea coat and knitwear. Tartan also features for evening on pleated party dresses and mini kilts. Jackets have tartan linings.
Leather is an essential fabric, appearing in skinny trousers, cropped bikers, skater skirts and as patchwork on denim and coats, including an over-sized boyfriend jean and a metallic scratch print denim series. Leather jackets and gilets have faux-fur trim.
The over-sized McQ logo returns as a double-sided jacquard.
Kaleidoscope pixel leopard, leo tartan, all-over pixel leopard.
Denim, leather, wool, satin, jersey.
Rust, ink blue, black, dark green, smoky blue.
Key bags include an ocelot print pony hair envelope clutch and fold-over clutch, and a pixelated leopard bowling bag. Jewellery includes pieces inspired by ‘Love’ and ‘Hate’ tattoos, and chunky styles featuring the swallow and razor blade motifs.
The slash elastic group features ankle boots and shoe boots with contrast stitching on covered elastic and an ultra skinny stiletto heel, inspired by the Alexander McQueen 2010 footwear collection. A derby and a chukka boot are inspired by British street culture, specifically the Ska-Punk scene. Chunky boots have harness and bridle details.