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Relaxed, shiny suiting and louche loungewear, and above all decadence, were the order of the day at Alexander McQueen. Death in Venice and The Picture of Dorian Gray were escapist influences throughout, popping up in floppy panama hats from the Italian Riviera and kimono silk blazers with flowers worn high up on the lapel. Sarah Burton travelled back to the Viennese Secession for a silver-and-gold patchwork suit that was pure Gustav Klimt, and to Parisian Art Deco for a golden-dragonfly-embroidered tux and a flowing cape-like jacket printed with monster-sized cicada wings. Our favourite silhouettes included strictly rectangular-cut trousers with thick turn-ups, and a ballooning patent leather trench that looked very goth and very cool.
Text: Dean Kissick
Photography: Mitchell Sams
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