Archives 2/5- 2/11 2006-2009

Sad news this week. Designer Alexander McQueen has died, a suicide. He was 40. How profound his despair must have been for his loneliness to have outweighed his aspirations.

Resolve to smile and say a kind word to a perfect stranger. It may be the only one they hear all day.

Here’s this week’s entries from the archives.

February 5, through February 11, 2006
Costs of intellectual property protection
Designing for extreme body types
Lowering wholesale prices
Don’t tell me what to buy
Vivisection: Project Runway
Inflatable sewn products
The real value of couture
Standard Work

February 5, through February 11, 2007
Organic vs sustainability
A question about fabric libraries
Espionage for better sizing
Espionage for better sizing pt.2
Pattern maker vents about clients

February 5, through February 11, 2008
The Impending Crisis
The Impending Crisis pt.2
How to hire a pattern maker pt.47
Design sketch analysis
Swag or sweetheart?

February 5, through February 11, 2009
MAGIC Trade Show Season Feb ’09
Three days until National Bankruptcy Day
Some days I don’t feel like blogging
Q&A: Designer’s guide to hiring a PR Firm
The best (sewing machine) site on the internet

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  1. Britannica says:

    Everyone has been talking about such a loss his death has been, and while it may be a good eulogy that so many people will miss his presence in his career, it is still impersonal. Poor man!

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