Poets and artists infuse our lives with romance, daring us to dream bigger and love harder. For the brand's latest collection, Alexander McQueen does exactly that, pulling inspiration from English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake to design a dreamy Spring/Summer men's installment influenced by escapist desires.
The British fashion label gives a lyrical quality to each of the collection's pieces: hazy watercolor pigments and dramatic architectural structures juxtaposed by crisp tailoring. An embroidered t-shirt dress with voluminous ruffles of tulle, chiffon, and organza is playful against the sharp shoulders of a single-breasted wool jacket; a structured suit with rippled swirls of deep teal and ruby provides a bridge between the realms of the surreal and the sensible.
Photographer Paolo Roversi captures each look against a backdrop straight out of 18th century London, emphasizing the timeless romanticism of McQueen's ensembles. The brand's collection captures the serendipitous beauty of art that emerges from darkness. See all the looks here: