Happy New Year everyone! So sorry for the long break but I like to take advantage of all the excuses to drink and be merry during the holiday season.
Kicking off the new year is the ever growing London Collection: Mens. While not quite Pitti Uomo, this event has grown to preeminent status in recent years. London likes to waive its flag as the menswear capital of the world, and it makes a pretty good argument.
With that being said, here at the Brvtalist, we are never that enthused with the traditional London fashion houses. Saville Row tailoring and windowpane gentleman looks are played out and overall pretty boring. Lucky for us there are still innovative British brands like KTZ and our personal favorite, Alexander McQueen. Creative Director Sarah Burton has done an outstanding job keeping the late McQueen’s aesthetic and legacy alive and well.
Burton’s Autumn 2014 line is a refreshing break from the rest of London Collection. Lots of black, leather, Scottish plaid and geometric prints are all on display. Inspiration comes from everything from early McQueen designs to Lucien Freud and the result is a brooding, masculine collection with a nod to the company’s founder.