Fashion and poetry are two art forms that are incredibly important to SAPERE and it is because both share a particular romanticism in their seeming contrasting microcosms. However, it is only within the allusion of their vast differences that we are able to find their common interests and concerns. Both Alexander McQueen and Sappho (poet from the 7th Century B.C.E.) shared a visceral connection to the mythic realms hidden beyond the confines of our physical universe. These imagined mythic lands were founded upon the beauty within polarized opposites in the romantic mind and in the rawness of human interaction. Within each composition, both McQueen and Sappho explore the aesthetic of understanding romance, nature and exoticism.