I have to admit when I heard of the death of Alexander McQueen, I embarrassingly didn’t know who he was. The name merely rang a bell, and I could’ve probably taken a shot in the dark and only guessed he was a figure in the fashion world.
Upon reading newspaper coverage of his death I discovered he was a pioneer and innovator of ‘drop-crotch’ jeans. This style represents my favourite approach to denim fashion; ever since I bought my first pair two years ago I haven’t looked back and now own four pairs. To be honest I don’t think I’d buy any other type of jean again.
To some, the jeans look silly; the ‘drop-crotch’ section looks much like some sort of nappy device. I read one blog where someone snidely commented that they are most suited to people with colostomy bags. To me, they radiate a chilled out and relaxed style and manage to find the smart causal balance effortlessly. But that’s the thing with fashion: beauty is in the eye of the beholder, yet the trends are propagated by the instigator.
I think that’s where McQueen’s influential legacy finds a stark significance; he incited a whole host of trends and ultimately metamorphosed perceptions.
As a budding PR person, I take lessons from this. Like McQueen I aspire to influence, persuade and alter attitudes through my creative vision.