Alexander McQueen released this backstage film Thursday, featuring exclusive backstage content at their Autumn/Winter 2016 London Menswear show entitled The Origin of Species and the Elegance of Men. The collection is inspired by classic British tailoring. The film was shot and edited by Masha Vasyukova – Music by Evgueni & Sacha Galperine.
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN MENSWEAR AUTUMN/WINTER 2016
The Origin of Species and the Elegance of Men
Charles Darwin in 1859 gave us a theory of evolution, the science of natural selection, an argument for the ‘survival of the fittest’, and a story of how man triumphs. He was an avid explorer in his youth, travelling the world for field study, discovering and collecting specimens, making a Victorian enquiry into who we are. For AW16, the collection embraces the spirit of travel and a world newly open to exploration and the gathering of collectibles, but in the way of the McQueen tradition of flora, fauna and memento mori. This is a collection obsessed with the elegance that ‘survives’ the struggle for life.