Sarah Burton has been drawing the Alexander McQueen men’s and women’s pre-collections closer together in material and spirit, imbuing them each with a sharply tailored elegance, and a dose of street smarts.

For spring 2021 the designer introduced the graffiti brand logo, and since then has been toughening up her men’s silhouettes with punk hardware such as metallic piercings and chains, and flashes of leather and denim.

For fall, Burton spliced razor-sharp formal suiting with workwear, creating cool hybrid suits from herringbone cashmere, delicate crinkly faille and stonewashed denim.

Brightly colored bombers and puffers with the McQueen graffiti across the back had dramatic rounded shoulders, as did hefty knits with chunky zippers or sparkling embellishments such as hearts, doves and starbursts.

Outerwear was streetwise, and included a long and breezy black parka cinched with a wide leather belt, while a trench with a long, chunky chain snaking around the waist nodded to London’s punk roots.