Growing up, I had never been one for fashion. I was either the punky chick, the goth-y chick, or the weird girl who drew her own t-shirts and bleached designs into her jeans. I paid very little to conventional fashion because I thought it had nothing to do with me.
Through school and now through Urban Threads, I have become more and more fascinated with design of all types. Truth be told, I always loved designing clothes and costumes, but I never really paid attention to fashion.
Sadly, it was the news of the death of a talented designer that first drew me into his work, and ever since I found Alexander McQueen, I have been head over heels smitten. His work made me look at runway design as an art, like wearable canvases, and has inspired a new love of fashion.
Being in the industry that I am, I cannot ignore the absolutely stunning use of embroidery he incorporated into so many of his designs. It is lush, modern, decadent and antique all at once. His use of embroidery on his work has inspired me to think beyond what one usually adds embroidery to, and how. (It has in fact, somewhat inspired an upcoming project of mine…)
These are just a few of the amazing examples of the embroidery of Alexander McQueen. I hope you’re blown away as I am.
I’m only sad I found his work after his heartbreaking suicide, but the designs he produced in fashion is enough for a lifetime of inspiration. If you want to see more of his work, the Met currently has an amazing collection of his work called Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.
If you’re like me and not lucky enough to likley see it in person, the website still has a beautiful online collection I highly recommend you look through.