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Alexander McQueen

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Alexander McQueen

How Not

Kim and Luca celebrate the life and work of trailblazing designer Alexander McQueen.Fashion should be a form of escapism and not a form of imprisonmentFrom his formative days as an apprentice for Cornelius O'Callaghan on Savile Row, his pivotal meeting with Isabella Blow, spending unemployment benefits on fabrics to becoming Creative Director of Givenchy, McQueen's life was one of extremes, excesses, passion and emotion. We discuss some of his groundbreaking shows including the robots painting Shalom Harlowe in #13, his depictions of Scottish history in the Highland Rape and Widows of Culloden, his literary and historical influences, his Clothes as Armour approach to empowering women, his difficult relationship with the media and much more. If you like what you hear, consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/hownotpodcastLinks: #13 show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4oKJ8WoMiIWidows of Culloden show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCrx8l5YFMQ&t=1033sHorn of Plenty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=er20fZrHzUcMcQueen documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHCPZA4XaMA


5 Jul 2021

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All About Cody Alexander McQueen

Knowing It All With Josh Neely

In this episode Josh sits down with local comic and comedy club worker  Cody Alexander  McQueen 

1hr 11mins

11 Mar 2021

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Fashion: Alexander McQueen

The Dark Side Of

Throughout the ‘90s and 2000s, the world knew Alexander McQueen as the “hooligan of English fashion.” Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell and Rihanna all walked Hollywood red carpets in his glamorous gowns. But behind his masterful designs was a man who battled addiction, anxiety and depression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


28 Sep 2020

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126 | Cowboy Boots and Alexander McQueen ft. Ryan Swanger

True to Size

As things get back to normal, we're transitioning back to one episode per week, but we're going to make sure we keep the fire content coming. This week we cover another insane sneaker auction, Kanye doing Kanye things, and debate over what is/isn't cement "print". We're incredibly excited to be joined by our brother from Texas, Ryan Swanger, who dropped by to talk men's fashion, life as an American sneakerhead, and raising a set of twin boys. He also gives us his fantastic point of view about not getting overly attached to any of his pairs, and the value in constantly renewing your sneaker closet.   Once again we're ending the episode with a shout out for a Front-Line worker who's out there saving the world during these unprecedented times.  Follow our guest at: @RyanSwanger Follow us at: @CanadaGotSole @MisterQMart @Jo_Doooney @LDoggyStyles www.CanadaGotSole.ca Facebook.com/groups/CGS.TALK

1hr 37mins

27 Jun 2020

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From Alexander McQueen to Princess Beatrice - Shaun Leane Recounts His Creative Journey

A Different Tweed: Fashion Conversations with Bronwyn Cosgrave

Shaun Leane recalls how his fine jewelry brand began 21 years ago as an outlet to channel influences of the outlandish adornments he produced for Alexander McQueen. Shaun remembers the life-changing moment when McQueen paid a visit to his workshop. He also reveals details about creating an engagement ring for Princess Beatrice with her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.


19 Dec 2019

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12: Alexander McQueen

A Life Lived

Alexander McQueen was one of the most striking, controversial and talented designers of his generation.  But how did a taxi driver's son from Lewisham become a four-time 'British Designer of the Year' and attract the following of stars from Lady Gaga to Kate Moss. Join Stephanie Okupniak and authors Andrew Wilson and Dana Thomas to hear the story of the boy who swapped life in a council house for life in the biggest fashion houses in the world.


11 Nov 2019

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Alexander McQueen

Bande à part

We discuss the beautiful exhibition at Alexander McQueen’s Old Bond Street store that shows the research and design process for the current collection. See links below.Unlocking Stories (2019): https://www.alexandermcqueen.com/experience/en/unlocking-stories/Hand & Lock: https://handembroidery.com/Maison Lesage: http://www.lesage-paris.com/Edwina Ehrman and Amy de la Haye, London Couture: British Luxury 1923-1975 (2015): https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/london-couture-british-luxury-1923-1975-131549.html


17 Feb 2019

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Alexander McQueen, The Proper Gentleman, and Taking Kids to Prison

Business Whisperer - with Chris Collins

Election day is behind us and I officially decided the Mi Vida is my favorite tequila drink, but the advice I give on this episode of the Business Whisperer is timeless. How do you overcome the struggles success can bring with maintaining inventory to supply the demand, reduced turnaround times, product management, and quality control? How do you find quality employees while dealing with government restrictions on hiring? What do you say to the nay-sayers who try to convince you your business model will never succeed? Dive into how to handle these problems and more in this installment of the Business Whisperer.If you're a business owner or entrepreneur who needs help with their business, give us a call at 1.833.7.WHISPER (833.794.4773) on Tuesdays between 3-5pm PST. Or leave us a message with your name, number, and business question. We might just answer it live, on air.On the show, I help small business owners and entrepreneurs solve the problems keeping them up at night.A beacon of light to help entrepreneurs navigate the dark and choppy waters of business ownership.You don't have to struggle alone, I'm here to help. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 50mins

22 Jan 2019

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Caffeine Cast: What if You Died at 40? R.I.P. Alexander McQueen. How to REALLY Live

The Disruptive Entrepreneur

Genius and tragedy often go hand in hand, no more so than in the life of the fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Rob talks through his love of a documentary about his life and ultimately his tragic death. Rob brings you nine observations from this documentary that have made him think, and want to learn more about best to be successful in business and life. Can learning from the life of a tortured genius help you in your life and business? KEY TAKEAWAYS He made people feel something. McQueen wanted to provoke emotion. The enemy for McQueen was apathy, it was in the middle. He wanted people to love his work or hate it as long as they felt something. Death is in the middle for business. I took a lot more risks when we started the business than we do now 13 years later. He had a very dark side to his nature. There are dark sides to everyone. Wrestling with boredom, guilt, envy and all these emotions that every human being does. Every human being has every human trait. We are all wrestling with the darker sides to our nature. We shouldn’t hide from either of them. We have to balance it. McQueen pushed people away. He was so engrossed in his work that he pushed others away. No-one betrays you, people are only loyal to themselves. People can get very negative when they feel betrayed but you can’t do anything about other people. Remember your selfish when you employ someone you are leveraging them, and commercialising them. Whether this is real or not it’s a better way to think, there is less stress and anger this way. Mentors, Partners and Collaborators are vital. You cannot do this alone. You need people around you. There is no-one who is successful who hasn’t had mentors and collaborators. Alexander McQueen had fierce, helpful and expert mentors throughout his career. Financial Backing. Fashion designers often find it hard to monetize, and an over-focus on the creative side. McQueen got serious investment from Gucci, which allowed him to do amazing fashion shows. Whether you embrace backing through gritted teeth or embrace it wholeheartedly, it can help you deliver your goals. He didn’t have enough time off. McQueen was in an endless cycle of work. He did 14 different shows a year with three different labels. He felt he had no choice but to keep on working. He was advised to take a year out but he didn’t take that advice. It’s ok to take a break from your business. Massive need for too much control. This made great art, and catwalk. He had to have control over every aspect of his work and life. You are bigger, stronger and wiser if you ask other people to do things for you. Warhol and Damien Hirst had other people to paint their art. You don’t want to feel like you’re on a hamster wheel. McQueen was never able to talk about his feelings. It’s best to embrace your demons and talk about them. Take that emotion, and put it into your art and business. We are all tortured in some way and if we bottle it up, it will not help. If you share, solutions will come to the fore. When McQueen was mastering his emotions he was courageous?   BEST MOMENTS ‘Death is in the middle for Business.’ ‘How can we get close to genius without the tragic end to the story.’ ‘Every human being has every human trait.’ ‘We are all wrestling with the darker sides to our nature.’ ‘We shouldn’t hide from either of them’ ‘No-one betrays you, people are only loyal to themselves.’ ‘How can I help meet other people’s needs.’ ‘Entrepreneurs are not self-made.’ ‘The commercial sides of the business are as important as the creative.’ ‘You’ve got a hobby if you don’t embrace the commercial side of business.’ ‘It’s ok to get away, the world will carry on.’ ‘Let go of that over-control.’ ‘Most entrepreneurs are creatives.’ ‘There is art in Business, and Business in Art.’ ‘What you will resist, will persist.’ ‘Make people feel something.’ ‘Allow your light to shine.’ ABOUT THE HOST Rob Moore is the author of 9 business books, 5 UK bestsellers, holds 3 world records for public speaking, entrepreneur, property investor and property educator. Author of global bestseller “Life Leverage” Host of UK’s No.1 business podcast “The Disruptive Entrepreneur” “If you don't risk anything, you risk everything” CONTACT METHOD - ROB MOORE Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/robmooreprogressive/?ref=br_rs LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979 YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLtKal0qTf3klDUr7JS_L9QSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


18 Jan 2019

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Inside the Alexander McQueen Documentary | Inside Fashion

The Business of Fashion Podcast

In the latest episode of Inside Fashion, the co-directors of the new Alexander McQueen documentary discuss Lee’s inner circle, their approach to filmmaking, and tackling the controversies with BoF's editor-at-large Tim Blanks. To sign up to the Daily Digest newsletter click the link here: http://bit.ly/BoFnews For a limited time only we are offering our podcast listeners an exclusive 25% discount on an annual BoF Professional Member. To get 25% off your first year of an annual membership click the link here: http://bit.ly/2KoRRBH, select the annual package and then enter the invitation code PODCASTPRO at checkout.  To contact The Business of Fashion with comments, questions, or speaker ideas please e-mail podcast@businessoffashion.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, please e-mail advertising@businessoffashion.com. 


1 Jun 2018