Take inspiration from what Mick Jagger and David Bowie wore in the sixties and add a little of Sarah Burton's edge, and you get the Spring 2012 Alexander McQueen Men's Ready to Wear Collection. English Rock was the Sarah Burton's them to this new collection and the theme suits her well - literally. From the black/white checkered and striped suit to the see through mesh tank and the red velvet suit, there was more than Jagger and Bowie influences.
The Savile Row red velvet suit was an example of perfect tailoring. A fitted blazer and white pants paired with a pattern printed sweater is almost equivalent to one of the looks The Beatles would wear. Of course where would the English Rock theme be without the flying colors of the English on the trousers, jackets, and sweaters alike?
Burton is most definitely evolving in terms of balancing quality tailoring and adding volume. An example of that balance is a casual printed blazer and fitted trousers which made the model wearing it look like a spitting image of the young Mick Jagger. Sarah Burton is doing a well-done job of continuing McQueen's success and McQueen himself would be proud of this collection.