If Lee Alexander McQueen were to see what Sarah Burton, creative director of the women’s and men’s lines and the woman behind the fashion house’s continued brilliance, is doing, he’d be more than happy. You can’t say otherwise, after checking out the Fall/Winter 2023 proposal, which has just been unveiled in lookbook format.

Sarah has become a master of how to reimagine the concept of formality and make it not boring. She has mastered it well, she knows, and to help her mastery, in this collection she has explored beauty and power through men’s tailoring, focusing on cut, proportion, and silhouette. The classic is subverted and volumes become alternately neat, strict, and explosive.

The collection itself is mainly made up of tailored garments, especially jackets that are spliced and slit, stripped, and centered on the body. Waists are raised in height and consequently, the leg is lengthened, and trousers are sometimes cut and turned into skirts, like plaid, and sometimes into reinterpreted jumpsuits.

Orchids, a cultivated flower that is sometimes printed, woven, and embroidered, are used to highlight some of the pieces. This beautiful creation of nature is not alone but protected and safeguarded by accessories such as boot-shaped shoes, bags like the “Grip Mini” (in patchwork denim) or “Edge Duffle” (in leather) models, and earrings that bring the necessary light that every look requires.

See the collection below: