An Icon (and a Teaser)

Here’s little peek at tomorrow’s fun post! I’m wildly busy with mounds of fabulous designing and sourcing and comparing and shopping but I want to thank you for your love and devotion with promise that tomorrow’s worth the wait! Also, I am sharing a bit of why I love the late, yet timeless Alexander McQueen and why he will always be my most inspirational designer when it comes to pushing the limits and keeping it classy! (Oh, did I just reference Anchorman?)

Cherry/Violet Skull Pashmina, $445 | http://www.alexandermcqueen.com

An excerpt from Lee Alexander McQueen’s biography: “Alexander McQueen shows are known for their emotional power and raw energy, as well as the romantic but determinedly contemporary nature of the collections. Integral to the McQueen culture is the juxtaposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, fluidity and severity.” 

I love that McQueen embodies hot pink and purple and gold skull bracelets and studs and feathers and yet, also a classic princess’s wedding gown. I love that the morbid and solemn image of a human skull is expressed with cherry-pop and playful fringe. I love that while McQueen’s life ended far too soon, he’s still very much alive. Read on..

Like that of most successfully captivating designs, McQueen’s are based on movement and balance. The eye should travel around and across a space or garment and never hone in on one painfully uneven element. While a focal point or accent is essential, it should flow and work with the rest of the design. For instance, one would not paint a fireplace bright purple without repeating purple or some other equally present color elsewhere in the space. Alas, like McQueen, I’m definitely up for influencing a purple fireplace…with gold skulls. Break some rules, but keep your balance and those once-scorned concepts will become iconic. -WTI

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  1. Pingback: Virtual Visit: McQueen at the Met « Fresh Cut Spaces

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