‘You’ve got to know the rules to break them. That’s what I’m here for, to demolish the rules but to keep the tradition.’
I feel McQueen’s works consistently promoted freedom of thought and expression and championed the authority of the imagination. In this, he was an exemplar of the Romantic individual, the hero-artist who staunchly followed the dictates of his inspiration. It is very important that his work broke the traditional wearable way. I’m inspired by this.