The world of fashion has gone into shock today at the announcement of an early departing of a talented, visionary soul. What I do 8-5 is far from fashion, but I kept circling around the idea or rather the frustration of a path ended abruptly. You see, I'm a designer of sorts and I think most of us are. We grow up developing ideas, concepts and creating things from nothing, but mainly creating a path for our future. We don't know what the "end" has waiting for us, and at times uncertainty itself frustrates us to the core. Alexander McQueen had solidified his reputation as the bad boy of fashion. His erratic behavior, exotic themes for runway shows and his extravagant perspectives kept many in the fashion industry on their toes.
The death of our beloved friend Yves Saint Laurent (1 August 1936- 1 June 2008) , who passed away at the age of 72 left us mourning but with a sense of gratitude for his contributions to fashion. Women today who dress with a sense of sexy masculinity can tribute credit to YSL. However, McQueen's gadarene exit has left us starving for more of his creativity and craving the potential of his years to come.
It is a universally acknowledged truth that our paths will come to an end. So I ask you today for the sake of McQueen and all those other fashion soldiers whose life come to an early end, to retain your focus and passion for the things you most want in life. Let's pick up from the same path where McQueen, Dior, Versace, and Chanel walked and strive to produce only the best.
R.I.P. you bad boy...