i was shocked and devastated to hear of Alexander McQueen's death.
a truly great icon of british fashion will be sorely missed.
what i found more shocking was, of myself. instead of thinking about how much he would be missed as a son, a sibling, a friend, a loved one i thought to myself 'oh no now i'll never be able to buy any of his designs'
this really bothered me and quickly chastised myself soon after.
for some reason i felt so disrespectful and selfish because how can we say things like 'he'll be greatly missed ' when, for a lot of us, we never knew him personally. and what we're really missing is the fact that he won't ever produce great fashion again.
i realised then and there that yes, it is true he was ingeniously brilliant at his work but your work doesn't always have to define who you are.
i think i'd much rather have people remember me by the person i was...
this topic can be argued equally well both ways, because it's often the case where what you do, your actions, are a reflection of 'you'. i'm thinking now that they are one and the same, and it's impossible to talk about them separately.
what do you think?
i know this topic is quite sensitive so i'll just make it clear right now that if you are by any means offended, that i do apologise and my intentions are not to offend, merely to provoke thinking.
spring 2010 rtw
sources: jak&jil, style.com