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Long Live McQueen.


Alexander (The Great) McQueen CBE
16 March 1969 – 11 February 2010.

I am actually devastated by the news that Alexander (LEE) McQueen passed away today, aged just 40. It’s an absolute shock.

His death was announced this afternoon, 11 February 2010. McQueen was found dead at his London home and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. A statement released by his office on 11 February 2010 – referring to the designer by his given first name, Lee, read: “On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home.

McQueen’s death comes days before London Fashion Week, although McQueen was not scheduled to show in the British capital.

On 3 February 2010, he wrote on his Twitter page that his mother had died the day before, adding: “RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.” Four days later he wrote that he had had an “awful week” but said “friends have been great“, adding: “now i have to some how pull myself together“.

Fashion has lost a legend today and the fashion world will be a less pretty world for it.

Long live McQueen.

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London Fashion Week Round-Up: DAY ONE.


London Fashion Week A/W 2009.

DAY ONE: Friday 20th February 2009.


Central St. Martins.

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As always, St. Martins does not fail to entertain us with artistic and futuristic couture. Lots of quilting, one-sided madness, tasteful tailoring, jersey galore, cutesy cartoon animal prints: a colour palette of beiges, black, blush pink – lots of orange!

ASHISH.

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ASHISH offers lots of playful prints (stars/stripes, zebra print, fluro aztec/geometric) with even more playful sweaters, trousers and head gear.


Paul Costelloe.

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Costelloe gives us a lovely heritage, wearable mix for Autumn/Winter. Lots of hardwaring textiles bode well for those who are starting to get hit by the credit crunch! Lovely colour palette of tans, beige, plum, orange.

Ms. Judy Pink.

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