Editia a 51-a Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week a dat startul  in 18 februarie a.c. cu prezenta exclusivă a designerilor deja consacrati precum :Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Victorio & Lucchino, Elio Hanniba si Laguna Berhanyer si multi altii.
Unii  au prezentat  colectii antagoniste, functionale,  compuse din fuste, pantaloni,rochii  in nuante de negru,  alb, verde, violet, folosind materiale precum tifonul,dantela, si broderii realizate manual creeate din tesaturi parca de epoca, foarte rafinate si proprii demonstrand pasiunea  pentru creativitate in spiritul haute couture.

Dar, altii si-au facut aparitia pe podium cu colectii mai sofisticate, chiar in supra doze as spune, si  foarte curajoase, ma refer in mod expres aici la colectia extravaganta de barbati, propusa de Isabel Mastache care a inundat catwalkul dupa  cum se observa  si din  videoclipul si imaginile  postate, cu   vesminte tridimensionale din lana ce amintesc vag de  indienii etnici ai Europei Centrale, 
si labirinturi imposibil de purtat pe cap, sau  piele,  cu robe acoperite de sute de ornamente, camasi si mai ales  pantaloni  ce se scalda lejer in apele fetisismului  lasand “organele genitale” la vedere .

Intreaga colectie a  pare un pariu provocator si riscant daca fac referire la noul trend propus de Isabel Mastache,  unde moda parca nu mai are nici sex, nu mai este nici unisex, e un talmes-balmes,  nada de nada mas, sau poate noi orizonturi de criza?

Cu  siguranta designerul a avut mult simt al umorului, deasemenea si publicul care a rasplatit-o pe aceasta  cu zambetele si aplauzele lor  pentru indrazneala sa, iar mi mi-a starnit un zambet in timp ce-imi troznea prin  in minte intrebarea: Cum ar fi sa te intalnesti pe strada cu un tip dragut care este imbracat intr-o asemenea tinuta si  sa te mai si "ask " de un "date"? Eehi...?

Without Mom, Alexander McQueen 'Could Not Face the Future

London, England (CNN) -- The fashion world was Friday mourning the death of celebrated British designer Alexander McQueen as questions were raised over the future of his multi-million dollar luxury clothing brand.

A day after McQueen was found dead in his London home, the 40-year-old's flagship store in the city was closed, while flowers were laid in honor and a flag was flown at half mast over the shuttered doorway.

A manager at the Alexander McQueen store in New York, where similar memorial scenes of flowers and candles were reported, said the shop would also be closed in light of the designer's death.

McQueen's New York fans show support

Emerging from a modest background as the son of an east London taxi driver to become a household name, McQueen's success has been hailed as a testament to his talent, but analysts say there are doubts his name will endure.

Design brands have previously outlived their founders, with notable examples being the success of Frenchman Yves Saint Laurent's empire despite his death in 2008, and the survival of Gianni Versace's label following his 1997 murder.

Industry insiders say McQueen's hands-on involvement in his business as the creative driving force behind the label's bold and eccentric output will be difficult to sustain without the designer at the helm.

Gucci Group, which acquired a 51 percent stake in the McQueen brand in 2001, has yet to make a statement on the future of the label and its 11 stores worldwide which, according to the Financial Times, was not profitable until 2007.

The fashion house has not disclosed current figures for the brand which, the Times of London newspaper reported Gucci paid £13.6 million ($21.2 million) for its stake in.

The fashion house has not disclosed current figures for the brand which, the Times of London newspaper reported Gucci paid £13.6 million ($21.2 million) for its stake in.

Tim Gadoffre, CEO of luxury brand analyst Marival & Company, said McQueen's death represented a "disaster" for the brand and said there would be substantial doubts over the label's ability to survive its visionary founder's death.

Says Gadoffre, despite huge celebrity success, the McQueen brand had only just been consolidated as a going concern and the next decade would have been crucial in converting the designer's name into a long-term franchise.

"It is too early to tell, but I'm not convinced it is possible to project the business any further without him," he told CNN.

Nevertheless, retailers were reporting a sharp rise in sales of McQueen items in the immediate wake of his death.

A spokeswoman for the upscale Liberty of London department store told CNN it had seen a 14-fold increase in McQueen brand sales, with top sellers including his signature skull print scarf and main line collection.

McQueen's death reportedly occurred on the eve of the funeral of his mother, Joyce, with whom he was said to have a very close relationship .

Tributes have poured in for McQueen, with many in the fashion and film industry hailing the "enfant terrible" for his diverse clothing creations and for dressing stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Nicole Kidman.

"His brilliant imagination knew no bounds as he conjured up collection after collection of extraordinary designs," said British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman, adding that his work "influenced a whole generation of designers."

"His death is the hugest loss to anyone who knew him and for very many who didn't," she said in a statement on the magazine's Web site.

"We are deeply shocked and saddened at the news of Alexander McQueen's untimely death," said a statement on the London Fashion Week Web site. "He was a unique talent and one of the world's greatest designers. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time."

Although McQueen was not showing a collection at the London Fashion Week, he was to unveil his ready-to-wear collection at the Paris fashion shows in March.

His 2010 spring/summer collection featured alien-inspired makeup and prints, according to Vogue, and "was lauded as his best by the fashion press." Dresses in that ready-to-wear line had exaggerated tiny waists and rounded hips, and models on the catwalk wore high club-like boots with them.

Model Naomi Campbell said she was "truly devastated" by McQueen's death.

"His talent had no boundaries and he was an inspiration to everyone who worked with him and knew him," she said in a statement released by her publicist.

Designer Carolina Herrera called McQueen "one of a -kind" and said in a statement that he was "one of the most talented designers of his generation. This is a big loss for the world."

The designer was born as Lee Alexander McQueen in 1970 in London's East End, the son of a taxi driver.

He left school with few qualifications, but later studied fashion at London's prestigious St. Martin's College and worked on the famous Savile Row street of tailors at a company that made suits for Prince Charles. One anecdote that helped cement his bad-boy image claimed that he had once embroidered a suit for the Prince of Wales with a profanity sewn into the lining.

His clothing line was purchased in 1991 by stylist Isabella Blow, who became a close friend. She committed suicide in 2007, five years after his label was brought into the Gucci Group.

R.I.P. Alexander McQueen 1969-2010

Controversial and widely acclaimed British designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London apartment this morning of an apparent suicide. He was 40 years old. Over the course of his two-decade career, McQueen thwarted convention, producing stunningly elaborate–and frequently shocking–runway shows and lines of clothing that almost always managed to live up to the hype surrounding their creator. In the April 1997 issue of Interview–in the aftermath of his poorly received first collection for Givenchy–McQueen spoke to Karl Plewka about his unique vision.

KARL PLEWKA: You often leave people stunned. To me, that's one of your big strengths.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: For people who know McQueen, there is always an underlying message. It's usually only the intellectual ones who understand what's going on in what I do.

PLEWKA: All of the plumages you used [for Givenchy] made me think of couture as an endangered species. Because it has often been so irrelevant and elitist of late, couture's role has been slipping away in modern culture, but it's alive as a subject again.

MCQUEEN: I'm here for a modern customer. People like Courtney Love or the type of person who wants something crazy–you know, fun stuff. It's only fashion; my God!

PLEWKA: Exactly. I have often felt that couture has been executed in a very heavy-handed way–all those over-the-top displays of workmanship and jewels can look vulgar.

MCQUEEN: Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there's no room for fault. But I don't expect to turn things around all by myself. I'm not a saint.

PLEWKA: Thank goodness. So how did you feel after giving all this creativity to the fashion world?

MCQUEEN: You mean how did I feel, after all that, to get the mixed reviews?

PLEWKA: Right.

MCQUEEN: Well, I think sometimes I might scare the editors, because they might feel they're getting old and they're not understanding it. The problem lies on their side of the fence, not mine. I come from a different era and I design clothes for our era. I think of people I want to dress when I design. Of course I make mistakes. I'm human. If I didn't make mistakes, I'd never learn. You can only go forward by making mistakes. I'm twenty-seven, not fifty-seven. I'm not Givenchy, I'm Alexander McQueen.

                                 Alexander McQueen Interview - 11 february 2010