I was reading an interview with Mcqueen in the new Fashion Inc. mag lately (great issue by the way) and wondering what you guys think of him. It seems like his dark subversive attitude might appeal to some of those on this forum. Personally, I love the man, his attitude towards fashion, and his shows are some of the best (women's S/S 07 video gave me goose bumps) but I've never found any of his menswear in stores that made me want to buy it. Ladies, feel free to comment aswell on his womenswear. Here are some of my favorite bits from the interview:
Speaking of his F/W 06 menswear "It's all very simplistic, take away the kimonos and, y'know, there's definitely pieces I'd wear. I mean, if I was the size of a stick and if I had somewhere glitzy to go. Which I never do because I never wanna go to those places anyway..."
Asked if he likes designing menswear: "No! Because I don't know what I want to wear. And what I want to wear doesn't need to be designed, I peronally don't know many men who go out and buy the 'new look' for men, like women go out and get the 'new woman's look'. Who fucking does that? No one, unless you're whatsisname, Elton John's boyfriend, and want to buy the new Dior look and try to squeeze into it, know what I mean?"
Speaking of how to change menswear: "Unless you want to look like a fucking complete freak, then there's got to be another way around it, and I don't think it's so much with the cut of menswear as with the physics of it. With the balance of the sportswear and the evening wera. A different take on dressing."
"There are good men's designers out there. Raf is really good menswear designer, Hedi's a good menswear designer, and then you've got someone like Kim Jones, who is doing a totally different thing altogether... but if you look at the shows as a whole, then I don't know where's it going. There's got to be a different way of looking at things, do you know what I'm saying? Because you always get a mac in the collection, you always get a suit in a collection. And y'know, I'm a brilliant cutter and I can cut you mad stuff but, what's the point?"
"To be honest I'm not a big buyer of the stuff anyway... I'm not doing my company any good here am it? Fucking hell!"
Talking about his company: "We've done the necessary work with creating the image and now it needs to be pulled back. We just need to take control of it, so that it doesn't run away with itself and we suddenly find ourselves doing fucking bed linen.. I think in general fashion needs to pull back a bit and remember what it's actually about... I think it becomes a bit too obsessed with the designer. I don't want people to copy the way I dress."