Thursday, February 11, 2010

Alexander McQueen.

I don't know how many of you keep up with current fashions, but Alexander McQueen, who I believe was one of the (if not the) best designers today, has died. It's believed that he took his own life, which is incredibly painful to hear. His unique eye and concept of design really set him apart from other designers. Last summer I prowled Bond Street with MMinCairo and I flipped out in McQueen's store. Tailored to perfection, cut and designed with women's figures in mind. He apprenticed on Savile Row as a tailor which, was what really made him so fantastic as a designer. On top of that, he wasn't afraid to get people talking. He designed and created shocking and thought provoking pieces that only strong women could pull off. I never thought I would be so upset to hear about a passing of person that I would never meet, and possibly never be able to own some of his clothes. However, my appreciation for him and his work was sealed that summer day on Bond Street. I hope he's found peace, since it is now apparent he couldn't find it on this plane.

Here are a selection of images from different collections. I got them from Style.com...which is where you want to go if you want to see the latest designs from all the fashion shows and all things modern fashion.

 
Pre-Fall 2009. This is a piece I got to see on Bond Street. Beautifully tailored with extremely careful placement of the flowers to flatter a woman's figure. I believe this skill is a bit lost on designers today and their (and our society's obsession) with androgynous figures and forgetting that women are not shaped like adolescent males.

 
Spring 2009
Fall 2008 (look at that coat..how perfectly the fabric was cut to create such a flattering image)

 
Again, Fall 2008. 

  
Fall 2009.

 
Spring 2007

  
Spring 2008

 
Spring 2010

  
Resort 2010

Rest in Peace Mr. McQueen.

*All images are from Style.com and all designs are Alexander McQueen.

10 comments:

Tilia said...
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Tilia said...

This news really saddens me. :( He was a great designer.

Rowenna said...

He created wearable art, not merely clothing. Sad.

Abby said...

Tilla & Rowenna: Exactly...it's so so sad..

The Dreamstress said...

Fashion week isn't going to be nearly as fabulous anymore :-(

Abby said...

I know..it's pretty lame so far as it is..... :(

Lithia Black said...

Oh, this is so sad. I've always loved the way all of his creations no matter how extreme actually fit the body. And when I worked the mainstream fashion industry he was one of my main sources of inspiration. The world has truly lost a designer genius...

gentlewomanthief said...

I was so shocked when I heard the news - it's so so sad.

As I said to my boyf when we were watching the report - I'm not generally into big designers, but there are a few that I think are absolutely amazing and he was one of them.

The red carpets are going to be a lot less flattering and the runways less exciting.

snusmumriken.wordpress.com said...

And the corset in pic nr 2 is really lovely....

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