Milan, Jun 21 : She may have shot to global fame as the designer of the much-admired royal wedding dress, but Sarah Burton hasn't forgotten the bread-and-butter of the fashion business.
In her first major fashion show since being unveiled as the designer behind Kate Middleton's nuptial gown, Burton showed her wilder side during the presentation of Alexander McQueen's menswear collection for next spring and summer.
The line paid tribute to the English rock star, not a small market niche.
He's larger-than-life, going for bold and even clashing patterns. But he also has an elegant side, with well-tailored suits in more subdued shades.
Plaid pants were paired with a checked baseball jacket, the patterns clashing but the black-and-white color schemes in harmony. Horizontal striped sweater went along with pinstriped pants, as though they were always meant to.
For the stage, there were golden thread pinstriped pants. For photo shoots, rockers could don a chest-baring deep V-neck sweater with silky trouser, or a floral tapestry jacket with matching peacock blue pants. AP