Clothing is a basic human need - we use it for shelter, warmth and modesty. But in the right hands textiles can surpass this simple function, and Lee Alexander McQueen was the master of fusing fashion with art. He wove magic with fabric; seeing a spirit in it that no one else did. His work was often controversial and sometimes deemed unwearable, but it was never dull. The recent news has been heartbreaking for many reasons - of course the reality that a bright young life has been cut short, but also the fact that I'm sure that he had so, so much more to teach us.
McQueen had many signature looks, from lushly draped romanticism to right through to strictly architectural and structured couture. For my ensemble for Achariya's homage series I've taken aspects from several of his design elements, one of my favourites was his skewed and dramatic take on daywear. So I've taken pieces from some of my favourite SL design houses who remind me of the McQueen aesthetic, and found something that I'd wear to the Royal Ascot races in his honour.
LeLutKa - Guile hat and Eclat Umber skin
Baiastice - Amantide Blouse
GLOW Studio - DeLyn Allstars earrings
Luck Ink - Wide Leather Belt
Coco - Pencil Skirt
Mentine - Ankle Boots
alaMood - Silver Bandara disco ring
Fusemelon - Blackcurrent eyes