I still love wearing my iconic Alexander McQueen skull scarves, even though some people think they are trendy or passé. Luckily for me, there are more to add to my wardrobe thanks to the brand’s latest collection, which is designed in collaboration with artist Damien Hirst (yes, he of formaldehyde cows).
The original skull scarf appeared in the spring/summer 2003 collection, so to celebrate its 10th anniversary, McQueen has created 30 one-off designs adapted from Hirst’s Entomology series. Cue insects, butterflies, spiders and other creatures from the natural world, which have been reworked to form kaleidoscopic geometric shapes that depict McQueen’s celebrated skull motif. The result is digital works of art that are both feminine yet raw, making them classics of the future.
The scarves are available in several fabrics including chiffon and cashmere and range between HKD$4,000/RMB3,900 to HKD$9,100/RMB9,000.
To celebrate the collaboration McQueen released this short film by Sølve Sundsbø. Enjoy!