|Source: Google gallery|
" There is still a lot I want to achieve.
There isn't any room for complacency in this head ! "
" The Gothic sensibility of a Brothers Grimm fairytale is closer in spirit to Alexander McQueen clothing than the fetish, gore and misogyny he's been accused of promoting. However dark McQueen's designe, it still achieves a femininity that hes seduced everyone from Björk to the Duchess of Westminster. McQueen's rise to power is a fashion fairytale all of it's own. The East End taxi driver's son, born in 1969, is apprenticed to the Prince of Wales tailor Anderson & Sheppard on Savile Row where he infamously scrawls obscenities into the linings of HRH's suits. He works with Romeo Gigli, theatrical costumers Angels & Bermans and Koji Tatsuno before Central Saint Martins MA course director Bobby Hilson suggests he enrol. McQueen's bloodline of angular, aggressive tailoring is inherited from MGM costume designer Adrian, Christian Dior and Thierry Mugler. His 'Highland Rape' and 'The Birds' collections used Mr Pearl corsets to draw in the waist and exaggerated square shoulders and sharp pencil skirts. Brutaly tempered by a lyricism characterises the McQueen style. "
|Alexander McQueen pre - fall collection 2009; Source: Google gallery|
I choosed some interesting Q & A from interview with Alexander McQueen:
How would you describe your work?
What's your ultimate goal?
To offer haute couture pieces as an integral part of the ready-to-wear collection.
What inspires you?
I fined a multitude of influences inspiring - homeless to the rich, vulgar to the common.
Who do you have in mind when you design?
A strong independent woman who loves and lives fearlessly in equal measure.
Who has been the greatest influence in your career?
Anyone I come into contact with and find a connection with.
What's your definition of beauty?
An image that combines opposing or unusual aesthetics.
What's your philosophy?
To make a piece that can transcend any trend and will still hold as much presence in 100 years' time, when you find it in an antique store, as when you bought it in my store yesterday.
What is the most important lesson you've learned?
How trust really works.
Source of informations: Fashion now 2
And especially for the end of this post I choosed a video from Alexander McQueen fashion show Fall - Winter 2012/2013
Until next time..