McQ leaves England, heads West

Gone is the traditional English foundation, the tartan and lace; for spring 2012 McQ by Alexander McQueen is seemingly Texas bound.

Sarah Burton’s designs maintain their femininity through strictly cinched-in waists, as is customary, but this time she adds a 50s rockabilly meets Western flavour. Metal-tipped collars, ribbon neck ties, embroidery, and denim all play a part in this cowgirl scene, smashed together with modern touches like perforated leather – or metallic leathers that are licked with flames and look set for a Vegas stage.

An unusual deviation from the British themes of McQueen, but one likely to prove popular for its tough-yet-feminine on trend elements, you can view all of McQ by Alexander McQueen‘s spring 2012 look book at the gallery above.