This week Alexander McQueen is inviting followers to create their own press, using all the material they can find in their homes and using some of the most well-known and loved projects of the house as inspiration. Participants can choose to make stamps, blocks, create a serigraphy or draw or paint their interpretations freehand.
On Thursday 16 April, Simon Ungless, who has worked with Lee Alexander McQueen in seminal collections including The Birds, Highland Rape and Dante, will share his imagination and experience in a video tutorial created by his home-student and will be shown on the channel YouTube by Alexander McQueen. Ungless will guide everyone involved in the process and share his personal printing projects. Participants will be asked to publish their works on Instagram, marked with @AlexanderMcQueen #McQueenCreators and a selection of these will subsequently be uploaded to Alexander McQueen’s Instagram feed.
Simon Ungless is executive director of the fashion school at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He met Alexander McQueen at Central Saint Martins and the two became friends. After earning his Masters in Fashion in 1992, Ungless worked with McQueen in the first collections in London: Jack The Ripper Stalks His Victims, Taxi Driver, Nihilism, Banshee, The Birds, Highland Rape, The Hunger and Dante. In the mid-1990s, Sarah Burton met Simon Ungless while studying at her course at Central Saint Martins. It was Ungless who introduced Burton to McQueen in 1996. In addition to directing the fashion college of the Academy of Art University, Ungless has been the creative director of Member Holiday since 2002, a contemporary brand based in Korea with 37 independent stores. It also manages two artisan design companies, When Simon Met Ralph, focusing on clothing, and Blackened centered on home accessories and items.
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