Today I read two profiles of designers back to back -- designers who I think are setting the innovation bar in their respective fields.
Hipstamatic founders Lucas Buick, Ryan Dorshorst
The founders of Hipstamatic, two 29-year-old Wisconsinites with graphic
design degrees, have brought quirky, stylish flair to the Web without
connections to venture capitalists or Silicon Valley insiders. With
$1.83 in their corporate account, they started a company that - unlike
many tech enterprises - was profitable from the day it launched.
he is the creative director for the fashion house of Alexander McQueen -
a lofty and high-pressure position - but Sarah Burton is no attitudinal
diva...Burton was [in San Francisco] to receive an honorary doctorate from the [San Francisco Academy of Art] and to
award internships to students after perusing their portfolios and
watching the runway show, a highlight of the academic year for 400
guests in the audience - students and local fashionistas alike.
Longtime readers of sine qua non know that while I cannot afford McQueen, I covet it for its fierce and fearless pieces and its tendency to make classics pop in unexpected ways. I agree with Burton when she mentions that McQueen is timeless. This profile was way too short, but still a nice little glimpse of the woman who went from intern to creative director of one of the most ground-breaking fashion houses in the world.
It is so inspiring to see people do what they love, make good work, and keep their heads. Respect.
Labels: alexander mcqueen, art, design, fashion