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Tattoos, nautical theme for Alexander McQueen collection



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The Alexander McQueen label took centre-stage at London's fashion week for men on Sunday with a collection that drew heavily on tattoo art and nautical themes.

The Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2016 show at London Collections: Men showed off two-piece suits and pyjama-style outfits. Some of the pieces had a nautical theme, with naval-style jackets. Models wore creations with "wrestler jacquard" prints, while there was plenty of royal blue on show alongside the tattoo-inspired collection, which featured anchors and compasses on the sleeves.

Sarah Burton became the brand's creative director in 2010, having worked alongside the label's late founder Lee McQueen for more than 14 years. Sharp suits have been vying with streetwear and top brands during this edition of London's men's fashion week, which opened Friday with an eye on boosting ties with the lucrative luxury Chinese market. Men's fashion week, officially known as "London Collections: Men", grew out of the larger womenswear event and is now in its seventh edition, with 77 designers on the main programme.

Elsewhere Sunday, there were shows by Tommy Hilfiger, Turnbull and Asser, Dunhill, House of Holland and Gieves and Hawkes. The closing day's schedule on Monday includes shows by Jimmy Choo, Paul Smith, Tom Ford, Burberry Prorsum and Xander Zhou. (AFP)

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