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 from 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.
photograph by Sølve Sundsbø of the Damien Hirst and Alexander McQueen collaboration
All images courtesy of Alexander McQueen