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Monday, 24 September 2012

The Monday Piece - Alexander McQueen

This weeks Monday piece is on legendary British fashion designer (Lee) Alexander McQueen. McQueen started his career as an apprentice on Saville Row, London, where he learned traditional tailoring techniques and created pieces for the clientelle such as Prince Charles. After this he attended Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design where he excelled as a pupil gaining a Master's degree in fashion design. From then on McQueen intended on creating controversy with his collections, whilst producing amazingly showstopping pieces that every woman wanted a piece of, his collections were always 'different' as well as unique and quite unreal - he made the impossible possible in the fashion world which gained huge admiration from critics, he was often known as the 'hooligan' of British fashion.
From pricey one off couture samples to more affordable pieces of jewellery and accessories, each piece is carefully designed and the eye is always in the detail. McQueen was responsible for the popularity of low rise jeans, suitably naming them 'bumsters', as well as modern classic items such as the coveted chiffon silk scull scarf which McQueen turned into his own.
There are Alexander McQueen boutiques throughout the world, with an enormous fan base and celebrity following the brand will keep growing as a result of the hugely dedicated and talented team behind the brand - and with Sarah Burton at the help it can't go far wrong. Although McQueen himself took his own life in 2010, his legacy and inspiration is still more than alive. Below are some of my favourite items this artistic genius created, I hope you enjoy them as much as me. Long live McQueen!

All pictures taken from google



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