McQueen's Nephew Gary James Releases Printed Scarves

McQueen's Nephew Gary James Releases Printed Scarves

Gary James McQueen worked alongside his late uncle from 2005-2010, and is memorializing him with a collection of silk scarves.

Gary James McQueen worked alongside his late uncle from 2005-2010, and is memorializing him with a collection of silk scarves.

Graphic designer Gary James McQueen, nephew to the iconic late designer, is releasing a line of printed silk scarves as “a tribute to Lee,” with whom he worked alongside from 2005 to 2010.

In a short clip posted by Hilary Alexander, the graphic designer featured a film in which "an angel-type entity is reflecting back on its life through a star," then dies and "disperses energy through the universe." The video itself represents a visual manifestation of the cycles of life, death, and rebirth. In the “Life” cycle, the burgeoning designer was able to devise captivating imagery that melded birds—representing Lee’s deep affinity for them—as well as Japanese-inspired hues and motifs. “Death” pays homage to the Victorian era and highlights endangered species, while “Rebirth” places emphasis on the afterlife and mystical female figures.

“I wanted to create a bespoke, luxurious product that is designed by machine yet it’s hand-stitched and takes longer to be put together, almost like an artwork. That’s the approach I chose to take,” said McQueen. The collection is set to be launched and displayed at the British Style Collective in Liverpool’s City Hall.

See the designer discuss his work below in a short interview with Hilary Alexander.

Credits: IMAGE COURTESY OF GARY JAMES MCQUEEN

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