Yes, I know! Fashion-art collaborations are so commonplace right now that I’m hard pressed to think of a brand, high or low, that hasn’t employed the services of an artist to produce limited edition collections. British artist Damien Hirst, enfant terrible of the YBA dominated Brit art scene of the ’90s, has done particularly well pimping out his imagery of skulls, dots, butterflies, pills and whatnot, to everything from Louis Vuitton luggage, to wallpaper, to pharmaceutical-decorated backpacks by the Olsen twins.
But I couldn’t think of a better union than Hirst and Alexander McQueen to celebrate the ten year anniversary for the brand’s skull print scarves. Hirst’s penchant for the entomological will be married with the brand’s iconic skull in a collection of scarves that includes 30 custom designs. The collection will launch November 15 at McQueen boutiques and the brand’s official online shop.
Check out the collection below and a short film about the scarves by Sølve Sundsbø