Rock N’ Roll meets fashion

Published: September 2, 2014
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Rock group Led Zeppelin join hands with British designer Sir Paul Smith to create limited edition scarves.

Rock group Led Zeppelin join hands with British designer Sir Paul Smith to create limited edition scarves.

British fashion designer, Sir Paul Smith be collaborating with iconic rock band Led Zeppelin to develop a series of scarves inspired by their album artwork.

The celebrated designer from London would be teaming up with the band to create the clothing items and accessories in celebration of the group re-mastering their nine albums.

Sir Paul Smith would be creating 50 scarves in each design as part of a limited edition series.

The first three album covers for Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin II and Led Zeppelin III have all been reinterpreted on to high quality fabric measuring 1.5 by 1.5 meters. The albums had previously been reissued in chronological order after being re-mastered by the band’s guitarist and producer Jimmy Page.

The 69-year old menswear designer took to the task of putting a unique fashion spin on the famous album covers by employing photographic technique in order to translate the imagery onto the fabric.

In order to recreate the immensely popular Led Zeppelin II image Sir Paul Smith combined four high quality yarns to produce the eight bright colors featured on the album cover whilst the psychedelic “Led Zeppelin III” artwork has been reproduced using a combination of both boucle and merino wool.

This clothing deal by Led Zeppelin would come as a surprise to many, as historically they have been very protective of their intellectual property.

This is not the first time Smith has worked with Rock N’ Roll royalty as he had previously worked with musician David Bowie to create an exclusive limited edition print t-shirt and red vinyl to mark the release of his twenty fourth studio album The Next Day.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 3rd, 2014.

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