Its a Sad start to Fashion Week, and the loss of a genius for the fashion world. Alexander McQueen has sadly taken his own life, 3 years after his friend and mentor Isabella Blow, who took Lee (aka Alexander) from student to couture, also committed suicide and just a week after he lost his mother.
Here is a small tribute of McQueen's life's work, from Fashion shows from 2005 to 2010. Every collection seemed to get better, and its a devastating loss. The death of McQueen will affect the industry to no end, it makes way for an heir to the McQueen brand throne. Will a successor be able to fill his shoes? This man influenced so many people, and so many fashion students. Its going to affect us because he was a designer who left school at 16, and was taught the trade through industry. A valuable lesson for us FdA'ers who are very practical and very career driven. It offers us inspiration. Personally I felt overwhelming sadness when I heard the news, but the mark he has left on Fashion injects even more passion and motivation into me.