When Savile Row meets a degenerate artist with a slightly morbid obsession for death, body, the found, the marked and the illusionist, the resulting sartorial consummation came in the form of Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Paint splatters irregularly but with seeming thoughtful deliberation and planned chaos on shrunken suits. Stains, painterly details and intentional defacement marked the collection of classic pieces reworked with a large dose of courage, mischief and subversion to Savile Row tradition.
The latest footwear from McQueen follows in tune with the same silent deranged artist rage. Simple brown dress shoes are attached with rains of paint splatters, toes are worn and burnished and soles are intentionally stained. One of the easier to wear footwear styles from this season is the Paint Stain Shoe. A simple low-top sneaker is crafted from a mix of navy leather and blue suede, with a non-chalant, solvenly stained soles. The shoes are also lined in leather with McQueen’s signature skull print. An interesting exploration of luxury dressing and street, but hit with a dose of artistic renegade paroxysm, the shoes is a subtle statement piece that rebels quietly against your classics. The shoes are now available (also in a tan version) for order online via: Alexander McQueen.