Ruffles for All

By Jo Phillips

Ruffles on sleeves give a real extension to a garment, but don’t think they are just for women’s dresses. See them on menswear and tailoring. Alexander McQueen collection is an explosion of ruffles. From sleeves to spliced into tailoring creating extensions and bringing large proportions that are both tailored and sporty. Images and words from Women’s Pre- Spring/ Summer 2022 and Men’s Spring/ Summer 2022. Find out more here is Ruffles for All.

Main image Paolo Roversi

The conversation between Alexander McQueen men’s and womenswear continues as exploded ruffles crafted in the brand signature polyfaille material that have been spliced on garments across both collections. To reinvent and add character to wardrobe archetypes including white cotton jersey T-shirts, cropped tailored jackets, long-line tuxedos, masculine shirting, sporty sweatshirts and shorts. Explore some pieces here.

A cropped T-shirt with exploded ruffles in William Blake Dante print cotton jersey and an oyster ruffled skirt in cotton poplin. Featuring details from Illustrations to Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’, Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car (1824 7), William Blake. Photo: Tate. Courtesy of Tate Images.

A single-breasted tailored tuxedo jacket with cut-out back detailing, slashed shoulders and exploded ruffles in black wool and poly faille and a shredded spiral cut oyster ruffle skirt in coral silk tulle. Here tonal poly faille ruffles are gathered on the shoulder to form a three-dimensional sculptural silhouette. They are engineered around the body and are as beautiful seen from the back as they are at the front of the garment.

A shirt with dropped shoulders and an exploded ruffle in William Blake Dante print cotton poplin and slim trousers in William Blake Dante print wool. Featuring details from Illustrations to Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’, Beatrice Addressing Dante from the Car (1824-7), William Blake. Photo: Tate. Courtesy of Tate Images. William Blake Dante print ruffles are placed by hand on a collarless cotton poplin shirt.

Image Paolo Roversi

A double-breasted tailored coat with exploded ruffles in black cotton silk and poly faille and slim trousers in black cotton silk. The rigour of the immaculate tailoring is juxtaposed with the romance of the exploded shapes.

More information on the Women’s Pre- Spring/ Summer 2022 and Men’s Spring/ Summer 2022 collection here at Alexander Mcqueen.com

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