Thursday, February 11, 2010


Is there anyone who loves clothes who didn't have a slight yen to meet Lee McQueen? Even if I had met him I couldn't have uttered a word because his work was wonderful. It wasn't just the clothes that were stunning, quite a few of the shows were unexpected and intriguing. You can read about McQueen as a designer with an eye for complete detail rather than a simple outfitter on the Design Museum's website.

His final walk has been posted on Youtube and the BBC has placed some photos onto their news site. It simply remains to say goodnight Lee Alexander McQueen and thank you so very much. Thank you.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Lee Mattocks

I just want to link to this blog post about Lee Mattocks at Inspire the Starling. I popped into an MA Fashion Artefacts show at the Mall Galleries on Pall Mall (in central London) this week. A lot of the work was interesting but Lee Mattocks' bags repeatedly drew me back to take another look. This type of repeated examination is always a clear sign that I particularly like an artwork or garment and although taxidermy is an odd attraction it worked spectacularly well in the context of the pieces. I felt it was far more original and unusual than any of the other work on display so take a look at the link.