This year saw the death of a number of influential and innovative creators in the fashion industry. Here we remember just a few of the men and women who left an indelible cultural mark.
Arguably one of the most tactful agents in the business, Katy Baggott, 39, worked closely with her small roster of talent to help grow their careers to unprecedented heights. She was skillful in her dealings and took a genuine interest in the careers of her clients who included Juergen Teller and Phoebe Philo.
The photographs that Corinne Day, 45, shot in the early 1990s defined a generation of fashion. Between the launch of Kate Moss’ career to the introduction of the heroin-chic style, Day’s influence on the industry was immeasurable.
Co-founder of the iconic London boutique Browns, Burstein’s influence on the world of fashion retail has been oft unnoticed. Along with his wife Joan, Burstein, 93, successfully launched the shop’s website long before luxury retailers took notice of the Internet and was often seen casually around the store until just before his death.
Lee Alexander McQueen
He is heralded as one of the greatest designers of our generation and his death came as a shock worldwide. McQueen, 40, was a couturier like no other who managed to transform his unique perspective of fashion into saleable collections.
McLaren’s influence on music and fashion went beyond his relationships with the Sex Pistols or Vivienne Westwood and was rooted in his persona. The performer and innovator, 64, ushered in a new era of punk culture and left a lasting mark on London and its designers.