damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
judecca skull scarf
all images courtesy of alexander mcqueen

 

 

 

in celebration of the 10th anniversary of british design house alexander mcqueen‘s iconic skull scarf, british artist damien hirst has collaborated with the famed fashion brand in the creation of 30 limited edition scarves, available today, november 15th 2013. the patterns have been adapted from hirst’s entomology series, a body of work that he began in 2009. the large scale paintings were composed from the intricate placement of butterflies, spiders and various insect species in the formation of kaleidoscopic, geometric shapes. the scarves appropriate the motifs in the organizational layout of mcqueen’s signature skull image, an unmistakable emblem of his brand that was first seen in his spring-summer 20113 irere collection. the partnership seamlessly plays on the shared aesthetic vision of the artist and designer, in which symmetry and strong references to natural history and the environment are significant parts of their creative vision.

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
photograph by sølve sundsbø of the damien hirst and alexander mcqueen collaboration

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
photograph by sølve sundsbø  

 

 

the much anticipated collaboration is celebrated in both the series of scarves —  available in chiffon, pongé, twill and cashmere — as well as a short film created by photographer sølve sundsbø, which you can see below. the collection is exclusively available from alexander mcqueen boutiques and online at alexandermcqueen.com.

 

 


alexander mcqueen & damien hirst scarf collaboration | a film
video courtesy of mcqueenworld

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
the forgiveness skull butterfly grid scarf

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
god fearing circular scarf

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
butterfly circular scarf

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
butterfly skull scarf

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
butterfly kaleidoscope scarf

 

 

 damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
full tityus big skull scarf

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
psalm 113 circular scarf

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
typhon skull scarf

 

 

damien hirst + alexander mcqueen scarf collection
panegyric skull scarf