x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

The hot list: Alexander McQueen’s new collection for The Rug Company

We’ve been given a first look at the latest collaboration between The Rug Company and Alexander McQueen. Here are our five favourite pieces from the stunning new collection.

1. Pony rug. Courtesy of The Rug Company
1. Pony rug. Courtesy of The Rug Company

1 Animal magic

We love the Pony rug, which highlights Alexander McQueen’s skill at reworking traditional animal motifs. It calls to mind a Rorschach inkblot test – if you stare long enough, who knows what you’ll discover in the fluid, monochrome pattern.

• Pony rug, Dh6,991 per square metre

2 A fiery finish

The Monarch Fire rug embraces a butterfly motif, but takes a more abstract approach. Hand-woven in silk, the rug’s shimmering, peppery hues make for a dramatic statement piece.

• Monarch Fire, Dh12,106

3 Folkloric detail

The new collection of rugs, wall-hangings and cushions is both “pagan and bohemian” in spirit, according to Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton. The scale and intricate detailing of the Folklore wall-hanging is reminiscent of traditional tapestries and features an artful blend of folkloric references, classic florals, bold colours and contemporary geometrics.

• Folklore wall-hanging, Dh58,618

4 Colourful cushions

A beautiful swarm of butterflies flits across the Monarch cushion, which is made from hand-embroidered wool and silk Aubusson in a warm, autumnal palette.

• Monarch cushion, Dh4,740

5 In bloom

Inspired by macro floral imagery, the Poppy Day wall-hanging closes in on a classic floral bloom to the point of abstraction. Finely woven in the Aubusson tapestry tradition, it’ll make a enticing, eye-catching addition to any wall.

• Poppy Day wall-hanging, Dh26,939

All items are available from The Rug Company, DIFC, Dubai

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