Alexander McQueen Designed Luxe Interior Line Inspired By His Fashions

August 18, 2010 • Fashion

Hand-knotted cashmere and silk rug by Alexander McQueen for the Rug
Company, $18,900

More and more projects are being revealed from Alexander McQueen's last days. The latest involves a stunning
six-piece collection the designer completed for
the Rug Company. The British-based firm has
collaborated with luxe designers in the past such as
Vivienne Westwood, Diane von Furstenberg, and Paul Smith.
But it seems clear that McQueen’s hand-knotted series—four large
rugs and two coordinating throw pillows—is the most complex and alluring project to

After only three years of
design and production processes, the elegant works of decorative
art are already being considered instant classics. Its clear that McQueen was inspired by his own collections in creating the interiors. One rug, bedecked in a
military brocade design, McQueen was inspired by a gold
bullion–embroidered coat
from his fall 2001 runway show; for another, he used his iconic skull pattern in a striking white and silver. This cashmere and silk rug featuring a dreamy flock of hummingbirds flying through the night
image McQueen borrowed from his spring 2009 collection—is a particularly tranquil, yet also meloncholy, tribute to the late creative genius.

Article and Photo Source: W Magazine

-Alia Rajput

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