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For every million people plying any trade, there'll be one who defines it anew. In design they're the ones whose craft is so deep and imaginings are so starkly their own that they make everything else look like retail. A century or so into the story, we healthily abound in awards and honours for design, but let us call to mind its metaphysicians, the Real Thing, the kinship you can count on the fingers of one hand.

For every million people plying any trade, there'll be one who defines it anew. In design they're the ones whose craft is so deep and imaginings are so starkly their own that they make everything else look like retail. A century or so into the story, we healthily abound in awards and honours for design, but let us call to mind its metaphysicians, the Real Thing, the kinship you can count on the fingers of one hand.

I have a favourite pair of trousers. Festive cropped breeches they are; tartan wool on the bias with a centre back seam in each leg and saucy darts to shape the bum. Who ever imagined their mysterious, aerodynamic calf-kick? Alexander McQueen. Who else?

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