Alexander McQueen is a renowned British fashion designer who served as Givenchy’s chief designer for five years before founding his own label. Although the designer passed away in 2010, his design aesthetic continues to live on through his infamous brand. The overall colors and detailing of the Alexander McQueen spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection appealed to me as I studied everyday French fashion in preparation for my upcoming trip to the country. The color scheme consisted of black and white with occasional denim and red pieces, along with a few soft hued floral patterns.
Look number 19 was by far my favorite due to it consisting of some of my favorite trends: crop tops paired with jeans and jeans paired with wedges. The way these two designs were combined were entirely unique. I did not like the extent to which the jeans were cut nor how far the bottoms were rolled up. When I began transferring this runway look into my own style I decided to keep the rolling at the bottom to a minimum.
I enjoyed how the shoes worn by the models were made of a denim like material which kept the overall focus on the clothing pieces. I adored the detailing of the top and how it exposed minimum midriff, but I felt as if the top was too formal to be paired with a casual item like jeans. After taking this into consideration I decided to pick a top with a similar color scheme and added a statement necklace for a little bit of pop to keep the overall look monochromatic.