Sunday, February 21, 2010

In honor of

I was shocked amidst packing for New York City on the first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week that the design world had lost conceptual genius Alexander McQueen so early in his career. I had just been connecting even more with his S/S 2010 line after reading this brilliant blog post written by my friend Tiffany, highlighting the interconnected inspiration between James Cameron's film Avatar and McQueen's colorful, futuristic collection; the similarities in innovation are uncanny.

All images courtesy of Coutorture's  

Though the Gucci Group brand house will continue to operate under McQueen's name, nothing can compare to his brilliance. As a fashion novice, I am vowing never to forget the epic hoof-like Armadillo shoes made popular by Lady Gaga or the dramatic draping and volume of his watercolor cyber-inspired dresses that models sported as they slinked down the Paris runways just months ago.

Rest in peace, Alexander McQueen.

Here's to you, fashion. Cheers.

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