Fashion is...

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel.





This blog looks at fashion in its many incarnations, from the haute designers to the high street and from the trend-setters to the avid fashion followers. For this blogger, fashion is far more than the shirt on your back; it is communication, art, culture, anti-fashion, gender, revolution and resistance. It can instantly define or defy your identity. It is one of the most personal and unique things about you...

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Long Live Mc Queen


On the 9th of February 2010, I set up this blog. I christened it 'Topshop, Mc Queen & Everything in Between' to pay homage to the man and the fashion emporium that have most influenced my interest in fashion and my own personal style. Alexander McQueen (real name Lee Alexander Mc Queen) is a highly creative and innovative designer, whose visions are commonly misinterpreted. Denounced frequently a misogynist, Mc Queen in fact seeks to empower women with his attention-grabbing garments. Growing up, he frequently witnessed acts of domestic violence, and so never saw women in a particularly powerful light. Thus, by creating apparel with strong structures and bold patterns, he hoped to inspire women with a sense of power and strength. He was also extremely close to the women in his family; his three sisters and his mother, Joyce. When Joyce died on the 2nd of February 2010 he was crushed. On the morning of the 11th of February 2010, it was announced that Alexander Mc Queen had been found dead in his London home. The cause of death was suicide. The enfant terrible of the fashion world and the self-confessed ‘pink sheep of the family’ was undeniably the most influential designer of his generation. Although his death leaves a profound rip in the tapestry of British design, his legacy will live on...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bCShCcD3N0

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