Can you believe that the iconic skull scarf from Alexander McQueen is ten years old? I have to be honest I didn’t. There is something about the skull design that has made it a signature style associated with McQueen and it is due to the popularity that it has spawned a thousand replicas on the high street.
I sadly don’t have a gorgeous Alexander McQueen scarf in my collection, one day I hope, but I can’t help but smile at the dark beauty of the incredible skull motif. To celebrate the iconic accessory, the fashion houses has teamed up with artist Damien Hirst on a special 10th anniversary collection and it is spectacular.
Consisting of 30 one-off designs, the collection of scarves has been adapted from Hirst’s famous Entomology series of butterflies, bugs, spiders and other insects that have been worked to form kaleidoscopic geometric shapes, laid out to create the signature McQueen skull motif.
If that was beautiful enough, photographer Sølve Sundsbø has brought the collection to life with the campaign imagery and a short film featuring a model draped in the silk scarves moving in an ethereal and haunting way.
The scarves will be available from November 15 in chiffon, pongé, twill and cashmere and prices range from £315 to £715.
Can’t wait until November 15? Why not check out some of these incredible Alexander McQueen skull scarves available now: