Rave attire grows up. Sure, this collection has its roots in rebellious, punkier times (the open weave knits and bleached out denim made that clear) but overall there was a new type of softness we’ve not seen the McQ girl graduate to yet. The word 'modern' is always thrown around with no actual meaning but this collection was exactly that – it felt like the focus was on creating a new house uniform.
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The real pull here were the twp hero pieces that formed an SS15 checklist for what we want to wear. The biker in metallic patent leather, the cut-and-paste print sweatshirts and the denim print box t-shirts stood out for miles. These are clothes that instantly morph an outfit into the type of statement a very social young femme will want to make.
It was all about separates doing the talking too. Track pants with beer can prints, tunics and even soft vests came in ultra-feminine pastels that would be irresistible even to a girl who likes her wardrobe to be tougher. The boyfriend jean also got an update with a wider cut, culotte form. It’s certainly a case of boxes being ticked here but why not – the precision gave McQ a collection that will become its most recognisable to date.