Saturday, 22 October 2011

Alexander McQueen Moment: Skull Print Scarves

The British designer Lee Alexander McQueen was born on March 17, 1969. When news of Alexander McQueens’s death came out shortly after his suicide on February 11, 2010, people suddenly rushed to the stores to get hold of any article that belonged to Mcqueen to keep as a memento. During his relatively short life, Alexander McQueen became known around the world for his unconventional designs and shock tactics. His creations were generally always met with critical acclaim, and he earned the British Designer of the Year award four times.

One such article that literally went flying off the shelves after the British designer’s death was McQueen’s skull-printed scarves. These scarves were one of McQueen’s most memorable creations that were seen sported by the likes of Rihanna, Nicole Richie, Cameron Diaz and Johnny Depp. The skull symbol had been so strongly identified with McQueen that it would be impossible to dissociate the skull from the icon. While it is impossible to predict which of McQueen’s fashion creations will be popular a decade from now, or perhaps even in the next century, if you were to bet your money on something, the skull printed scarf would not be a bad alternative. Should you find someone willing to take the bet, perhaps it will even make you rich.

Friday, 21 October 2011

My First Alexander Mc Queen Skull Scarf

This was my very first McQueen Skull Scarf purchase.

Alexander McQueen was my first introduction into serious fashion at age 19. From then on, I was determined to own a McQueen skull scarf item, no matter how expensive or cheap, once I was financially able.
Fast forward 7 years to the untimely death of Alexander McQueen. I was crushed and still had not bought one piece despite my intentions. I bought this red skull scarf item soon after as it was one that I've always admired. Alexander McQueen was a creative genius and the skull scarf was really pales in comparison to the great works of the All McQueen designs. In 20 years, I predict McQueen will still be a household name and people will be glad to have a piece, whether it's a skull scarf or dress.

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