Designer Profile: Alexander McQueen

“l’enfant terrible” du Haute-couture …

Now I design what I want to wear, and it works that way.
– Alexander McQueen

 

Following In the style of one of our more recent blogs, the topic of this post is to help familiarize you, Mister or Miss Fashionista extraordinaire, with the important biographical details of another one of our favorite haute-couture designers; this time it’s none other than Alexander McQueen.

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Yves Saint-Laurent: Yesterday, Today and Forever

YVES SAINT-LAURENT

“Fashions fade, style is eternal” – Yves Saint-Laurent

 

Luxury Brands Everywhere, but Which one to Choose?

There seems to be no shortage of luxury fashion designers nowadays. From France to Italy, the States and Japan, it seems like the luxury fashion industry is not lacking for new creative designers who all wish to share their sense of style with deep-pocketed style-savvy shoppers. Asides from a commitment to creativity, the common denominator across all these varied brands is typically the high-quality of the materials used in their creations and the skilled craftsmanship, both of which are almost always expressed in their typically higher price points. Luxurious price points that are in fact, well worth it. But, personal tastes aside, how can one tell which luxury brand is the most luxurious, the most sought after, and the best investment you can make for your wardrobe? There’s a little bit of an explanation involved, but for now, we’ll skip ahead to the final answer: YSL.

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