Alexander McQueen, led under the direction of Sarah Burton since McQueen’s passing, has always pushed the envelope for women’s fashion. And now, the brand is ready to align its menswear collection on that same creative front.
Over the weekend, the fashion house debuted a menswear show at Paris Men’s Fashion Week for the first time. The Spring 2018 collection featured red leather, silk fringe, florals and scalloped details. Proving to be the most boundary-breaking, however, was a coat that Burton made from an actual rug. Yes, a rug.
For the design, Burton turned the rug from McQueen’s Spring 2017 women’s runway inside-out for a distressed, colorful men’s evening coat. The end result was a frayed but polished outerwear piece that made for the ultimate high-fashion DIY.
In the wise DO YOU SEE THIS COAT?!” Leave it to one of fashion’s most creative houses to make a rug look like couture., “
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.