Graffiti is by definition a defiant act of vandalism. If caught making graffiti on a public or private building or in a public place without special permission, you may be fined or punished by law. Throughout history this mainly impacted African and Latino Americans who began the Graffiti movement in the late 1960s, tagging New York City subway trains.
But over the past 40 years, graffiti has proven to be much more than drawings on a building. Graffiti slowly invaded contemporary pop culture. And graffiti artist like Basquiat and Banksy were celebrated as art disrupters rather than persecuted as criminals.
Is it really surprising then that Alexander McQueen, a subversive fashion label known for their dark romantic fashion twists, found a way to place graffiti on the runway?
Take a look at the graffiti inspired collection and don’t forget to leave a comment in the section below.
Alexander McQueen Spring 2019 Menswear Collection: