According to Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, the British fashion house’s highly wearable autumn/winter 2016 men’s collection is inspired by Charles Darwin and his fascination with exploration. “There’s a romanticism to the new pieces; I wanted them to have a beauty to them, similar to what I’d put into the womenswear collection,” Burton said. “This comes through particularly in the sequin embroidery seen on some of the men's coats, and with the jewellery, we've taken the ideas of talismans and precious treasures and interpreted them in a very McQueen way.”

Despite the historical references, the brand aimed to create ‘desirable pieces’ that can be worn today.