The loss of innocence and role of power and hierarchy in society that this tale explores prove endlessly fascinating territory for Alexander McQueen. Shown in a huge warehouse space draped with billowing army green and white parachutes the collection itself is an exercise in deconstruction – the public school boy erodes to become the savage male. Crisp white tailoring in poplin, pique and jersey, an Eton tail coat and double-breasted blazer all relate to the first part of the story, followed by Oxford stripes, ginghams, checks and trousers also cut in men’s shirting fabrics. Gradually a softer, more slouchy silhouette emerges: deconstructed seersucker suits and striped jersey are embroidered with pieces of shell emphasising a journey and a nautical theme. Finally, a Fijian ‘tapa’ prints appears on jersey tops, clothes are patch-worked with more shells and soft drinks cans until the Eton coat reappears now no longer pure and white but in heavy striped, over-dyed linen.
MEN'S SPRING/SUMMER 2006 "KILLA"
THE 1963 PETER BROOK FILM LORD OF THE FLIES ADAPTED FROM THE ORIGINAL NOVEL BY WILLIAM GOLDING IS THE SOURCE OF INSPIRATION HERE.