Alexander McQueen tells stories with clothes. Though his sometimes outlandish designs have earned him a bad boy reputation, he isn't interested in spectacle for spectacle's sake. His work is magical, sinister, decadent and historically influenced. McQueen always tells a story with clothes, his creati
Sex and silliness -- those are the two major elements of Red or Dead's work. Wayne Hemingway's British design firm gives us sinuous clothing that holds onto its wearer as though it were simply colored, patterned, textured flesh, and he gives us the comedy of fake bunny fur and sequins.
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"Wannabe" is the name of shoe designer Patrick Cox's lower-priced collection, which appeals to folks who want to emulate the look of the high-end stuff. But a wannabe this top designer is not. From his school days in the mid-1980s up until the present, Cox has had a brilliant avant-garde career desig
"Milliner" is too staid a term for Philip Treacy, contemporary sculptor of wacky headgear. The Irish, London-based artist dwells in an artistic field almost exclusively his own. He fashions extraordinary, otherworldly hats that threaten to throw the heads they adorn fantastically off-balance.