McQueen Launches First Men’s Underwear Collection
We love bringing our readers the latest in women’s lingerie here on The Lingerie Post, but given the circumstances, today we’re featuring a little bit of men’s! The fashion industry was shocked when news broke about Alexander McQueen’s death earlier this year, but now the late designer is pulling a Tupac with the upcoming launch of a men’s underwear collection he was working on before passing.
The fall/winter 2010 collection features four ranges: basic, fashion, sleepwear and loungewear, and will be available on AlexanderMcQueen.com and in stores wordwide starting in June. Retail prices range from $52.50 for a basic boxer to $444 for a silk jacquard pajama set.
And that’s not all! A swimwear collection is scheduled to launch in time for summer 2011.
“We are very enthusiastic about this launch; the development of our menswear is a priority for us and expanding the diversity of products within that sector is mandatory,” said Jonathan Akeroyd, CEO of Alexander McQueen in a release. “The underwear line places the brand in a new product and price category whilst maintaining our aesthetic, creativity and quality.”
The basic range includes boxers, briefs and vests that include an all over skull print or plain color. The fashion range draws inspiration from iconic McQueen prints and details including the feather print, x-ray, degrade and bone prints. The sleepwear range includes luxury pjs and boxers in a cotton plain color, silk and cotton blue feather print and a silk skull jacquard. Lastly, the loungewear range, which draws on military wear, incorporates lightweight jersey fabrics into long johns and classic Henley tops, and fleece for the hooded asymmetrical cardigans and track pants.
Check out the look book below, featuring photographs shot by Alasdair McLellan, who took inspiration from old black-and-white abstract photography.