Alexander McQueen – RIP. It didn’t have to be this way.


(CNN) — The death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has drawn a veil of sadness over the first day of New York City Fashion Week.

As word spread Thursday morning that McQueen had been found dead in his London apartment, many heralded McQueen as a visionary who, at age 40, died too young.

“It’s the most tragic, tragic loss for our industry,” said Michelle Stein, the U.S. president of the Aeffe Group, which owns fashion labels Jean Paul Gaultier, Alberta Ferretti and Moschino. “He was so young and so talented. It is unbelievable.”

Full Article: Fashion world reacts to McQueen’s passing

I was pointed to this bit of news by a friends’ post on Face Book.

I’ve a little eye for fashion and one of the trends that has stuck out lately has been the low-cut jeans for ladies, where sometimes the crack of the buttocks is visible.

The inventor of that look – Alexander McQueen.

It’s sad that when an icon such as Alexander McQueen pass on, his works come to light and the accolades pour in. He was iconoclastic. A trend-setter. Yet he was emotional and sensitive and it seems; depressive too. He passed on, nine (9) days after the passing of his own mother.

Yesterday, I blogged about my own struggle with depression and today I am further reminded, that in taking our own lives we cut short the life of a genius. We are all geniuses in our own rights and levels. We create something new everyday and impact the world we live in, regardless the measure.

It’s doesn’t matter whether you design for the catwalk and set trends, or struggling to get your books out into the market, or wonder why you are selling ice-boxes to eskimos; you are impacting the world around you.

For myself, I cope with my depressive state; I am an arse with people, stubborn and heartless at times. I’m stiff-necked, arrogant, bashful, eccentric, annoying; but I am still here.

It would be so easy for me to take a leap off a bridge, or drink bleach, or in-hale carbon-monoxide; just to end my misery.

Yet, I stuck to being that annoying guy who continues to be a jerk around most people. People may not understand you, but don’t end it all because of that. People may have left you, but don’t end it because of that.

Jerk, or lame, or bore; the world would be a quiet place, without you.

RIP Alexander McQueen, the fashion world is a quiet, dull place; without you.

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