Friday, 19 February 2010
London Fashion Week Kicks Off
The hottest biannual event on the fashion calendar commences today, with fresh new designs and talent for A/W 10/11.
Following the death of an innovative designer Alexander McQueen, the event started in a despairing mood as British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tillman led a minute’s silence in tribute.
Mr Tillman said: “His impact on London and this international fashion industry has been extraordinary. And he will be sorely missed. I know that we will all remember his incredible achievements and what he did for fashion here in London.”
“He proved that this industry and this city is one of opportunity, he left school with one O-Level and, with a good mix of determination, hard work and genius, he became and will remain one of London’s leading lights.
“He has inspired so many to follow and establish their own collection and has influenced many designers. To ensure London, his home city, continues to grow as a global fashion centre will be a fitting tribute to this brilliant man.”
McQueen undoubtably will not be forgotten for his amazing talent, but will surely be missed by all fashionistas.
Supermodel Kate Moss, paid her tribute to the British designer by taking to the catwalk wearing one of McQueen's dresses for the Fashion For Relief Haiti charity event, hours before the event opened. This was later auctioned off and was bought by Arcadia boss Sir Phillip Green for £100,000.