Uniforms are neat, strict, clean, reassuring – and endlessly stylish. Creative director Sarah Burton gave them new verve in a sure-handed collection that spanned regimental and military dress through to Savile Row – with a few longshoremen and travelling salesman between them. Beefy military greatcoats, some with dramatic shearling collars, had a spine-straightening dignity. Colors were mostly standard issue, with bold shots of red and amber. Trompe l’oeil photo prints and the odd slashed shoulder on a pinstriped frock coat added a frisson of McQueen perversity.

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