London Fashion Week started off with a tribute to the late British designer, Alexander McQueen who committed suicide last week shortly after the death of his mother. British coroners confirmed this week that McQueen had hanged himself. McQueen is being honored during London Fashion Week with a wall of remembrance set up in the same tent in which the shows are being held. Hundreds of messages were posted and after fashion week is over, the notes will be collected in a book and given to McQueen's family. A minute of silence was also observed before the first show commenced.
PPR chairman, Francois-Henri Pinault confirmed that the McQueen label will carry on. His final collection will be finished by his assistants and is expected to be shown early next month in Paris.