Alexander McQueen’s suicide in 2010 did not mean an end to his influence. On the contrary, it has only developed further from there. His name still holds an immense connection to the fashion industry and will continue to live. A close friend and fellow designer by the name of Sarah Burton took his brand and expanded it and has continued to expand his brand. She has worked aside McQueen for over 14 years and as such was well aware of what it meant to become head designer and creative director for the brand Alexander McQueen. The 2012 fall collection by Sarah Burton saw once again hints of Scottish tartan in the garments. Though Alexander McQueen’s final collection may not have been one based on heritage, it was still based on his passions and therefore followed the trend of presenting …show more content…
If we look at the fashion industry in general, it may seem that mostly fashion does not meet the art-criteria that I introduced. Usually fashion has a clear practical purpose, aimed at dressing people and earning profits along the way. Usability and practicality are not really indicators of art.
However, the fact that the mainstream fashion industry is not an artistic industry does not mean that no one in the industry deserves the qualification ‘artist’. If we recall the six art-criteria, it seems fair to conclude that McQueen has crossed the border of mere craftsmanship:
- His work is highly imaginative and clearly has explored many