Originally Posted by sho'nuff
he passed away recently. i thought he was cool and visionary in some works
I don't much about his work in total.
But what I saw of his menswear was just awful. For example, a suit of his would be just a regular looking suit, not even a nice one at that, and in order to 'spice' or 'style' it up he just made one half white and the other half black. This was like 2006.
In fact, that suit for me sort of defined his persona in relation to Koreans in general it always seemed. I never met a Korean that ever thought AK himself looked good, and yet it was precisely because he came off so strange in appearance that defined him as a great designer. Sort of like, "well, great artists are eccentric, therefore Andre must be a great artist because he's really eccentric". And there was never any shortage of lauding AK as one of the greatest in the world.
I did once see the interior of his home (on TV), and just like his clothes the man loved white, EVERYTHING was white.