The contrarian teenage attitude of youth subculture is the perennial point of view for McQ. For pre-fall Sarah Burton drew on a few familiar sects of the young, rebellious and stylish — Riot grrrls and Teddy Boys — and, more surprisingly, the Masai tribe. Photos of members of the Masai wearing uncharacteristic draped black garments with unusual decorative elements reminded Burton of restless teenage style in a different culture. The various subcultures presented in long black crocheted vests and sweaters to reference the Masai; hot pink crepe tailoring in a nod to the Riot grrls; zebra-printed pony moto jackets to rep the Teddy Boys, and extra wide-leg pants that came in black lace, sparkles and black and white stripes for an edgy Japanese club-kid thing. The edgy spirit was an underlying one — McQ is a commercial enterprise, so all of the angst and rebellion was captured in cool, understandable silhouettes.

By  on December 15, 2015

The contrarian teenage attitude of youth subculture is the perennial point of view for McQ. For pre-fall Sarah Burton drew on a few familiar sects of the young, rebellious and stylish — Riot grrrls and Teddy Boys — and, more surprisingly, the Masai tribe. Photos of members of the Masai wearing uncharacteristic draped black garments with unusual decorative elements reminded Burton of restless teenage style in a different culture. The various subcultures presented in long black crocheted vests and sweaters to reference the Masai; hot pink crepe tailoring in a nod to the Riot grrls; zebra-printed pony moto jackets to rep the Teddy Boys, and extra wide-leg pants that came in black lace, sparkles and black and white stripes for an edgy Japanese club-kid thing. The edgy spirit was an underlying one — McQ is a commercial enterprise, so all of the angst and rebellion was captured in cool, understandable silhouettes.

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