Alexander McQueen: A day at the seaside

What Men Wear in Spring/Summer 2016

The seafarers in the age of great conquests, in the age when Europe was extending its reach throughout the world, are probably what provided the inspiration for Sarah Burton’s current menswear collection. This spring she has embroidered the tattoos that mariners used to have branded under their skin like maps of their memories and yearnings as decorations onto perfectly tailored suits, trousers and double-breasted pea coats: compasses and compass roses, anchors, mermaids. Even a leviathan makes an appearance – on a Japanese-style bathrobe.