Alexander McQueen's collections have always been inspired by dark, cyber and gothic influences. A man of humble origins and a high school drop-out, it didn't take him long to find his place in the world. His shocking and controversial runway shows, filled with colour and contrasts, helped define him as a rebel in the fashion world. He was nominated "British Designer of the Year" four times in his life. Highly acclaimed and respected even after his death, his brand continues to live thanks to his friend, the designer Sarah Burton.