MEN'S AUTUMN/WINTER 2008 "PILGRIM"

A TRIP TO INDIA INSPIRES THIS QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION WHICH FEATURED MCQUEEN’S OWN PHOTOGRAPHS OF A JOURNEY TO MOUNT EVEREST ON THE INVITATION.

Ethnic references are subtle, however, designed to enrich and enlighten ultra-fine tailoring in neutral colours that has its roots in metropolitan life. Elaborate silver and gold embroideries, rich silk wraps, tufted scarves in hot colours and fringing all soften an already narrow and slouchy silhouette. Plaid blanket coats, and oversized knits lend the proceedings a more rustic feel, while oversized fox fur deerstalkers and the odd flash of leopard print lend signature flamboyancy.