by Stephen Garner

Alexander McQueen has debuted its spring/summer 2022 menswear collection with a new lookbook shot by photographer Paolo Roversi.

This collection is inspired by the English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake who was born in London in 1757. Drawing on the concept of imagination as a pure form of escapism, it centers around lightness, air, and water – on beauty emerging from darkness.

Highlights of the collection include a single-breasted tailored jacket with slashed sleeves and spiral silver zip detailing and peg trousers with silver zip detailing in black wool as well as a vest with black William Blake illustration embroidery in white cotton jersey.

Also, take note of the single-breasted tailored jacket with front folded silver zip detailing and peg trousers with silver zip detailing in ice pink wool and a single-breasted tailored coat with front and back folded silver zip detailing in ivory scuba wool.

This season’s show-stopping editorial piece is a T-shirt dress with a William Blake Dante embroidered bodice and a skirt in shredded chiffon, tulle, and organza featuring details from Illustrations to Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’, Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car.

Rounding out the collection are the brand’s Tread Slim boots, shoes, and loafers in black patent leather as well as the Sprint runners in white leather and a range of jewelry and eyewear.