21 April 2010

Alexander MQueen- “The hooligan of English fashion and adored by many”

Every day is a fashion show and this world is your runway, we live in a fashion dream world we’re you can become anyone or anything you like.
Here, amongst the Fashion World we were devastated by the news of one of the most influential fashion designers of all time. He was the creator of original designs, along with a handful of other designers, including Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Vivienne Westwood. He expressed this thoughts and fantasies through his fashion shows.
He described himself as the “pink sheep of the family”. He was the son of an East End taxi driver, he rose from an apprenticeship on Savile Row to become one of the world’s most respected fashion designers. Aged just 20, McQueen spent time working for designer Koji Tatsuno before moving to Milan. On his return to London in the early 1990s his profile rose when his own line of low “bumster” trousers were launched. In 1994, he applied to London’s Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. After receiving a masters degree in fashion design, his entire collection was bought by the influential stylist Isabella Blow.
The fashion legend was named British Designer of the Year four times, counting endless A-listers and fashionistas amongst his fans. He has also been awarded the CBE. By the end of 2006, he had boutiques across the world, including in London, Paris, New York, Milan, Moscow and Beijing. But last week we heard that Lee Alexander McQueen was working on a men’s underwear collection before he died this February 2010. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan, he took inspiration from old black and white abstract photography. We love the tattooed male model on the look book cover with Alexander McQueen and the iconic skull logo on his naked body.
The launch Autumn/Winter 2010 collection comprises of four ranges – Basic, Fashion, Sleepwear and Loungewear. To mark the launch, a limited edition Charity Red Boxer will also be released, adorned with skull shaped ribbon embroider detail and a skull waistband. A percentage of the sales will go to various Aids charities around the world.
Alexander McQueen men’s underwear Autumn/Winter 2010 collection:
The Basic range offers boxers, briefs and vests which will be available in white, black, grey and navy. This includes an all over skull print or plain colour, and incorporates a variation of narrow or wide detailed waistband and feature embroidery.
The Fashion series draws inspiration from iconic McQueen prints and details. Updated seasonally to include fresh designs, the range will feature key signatures from past and present collections. The launch collection offers the feather print, x-ray, degradé, and the most recent bone prints.
The Sleepwear comprises of luxury pyjamas and boxers and is inspired by the traditional gentlemen of Savile Row. The range is available in a cotton plain colour, silk and cotton blue feather print and for a more luxurious feel, a silk skull jacquard, a design already seen in silk accessories such as cravats and ties.
The Loungewear draws on military wear, incorporating lightweight jersey fabrics into long johns and classic Henley tops, and fleece for the hooded asymmetrical cardigans and track pants.

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