Avant-garde designer Alexander McQueen who was known for his flair for the dramatic, is being paid an ode in this latest collaboration. Controversial artist Damien Hirst has been roped in by the British luxury label to create 30 limited-edition scarves in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the brand’s signature scarf print. Hirst’s aesthetic vision is said to be much in sync with the late legendary designer’s legacy. The collaboration is a result of their shared value system of juxtaposing nature against symmetry. The Damien Hirst and Alexander McQueen scarves will be created in chiffon, pongé, twill, and cashmere. Each of the one-off esoteric designs to be featured will be an adaptation from Hirst’s famous “Entomology” series.
In a true McQueen manner, butterflies, bugs, spiders, etc., are going to unite with the shape of the McQueen skull motif. The scarves will be available from mid-November at Alexander McQueen boutiques and at the brand’s online scarf boutique, with prices starting at $476.
[Via – WWD]