To mark the successful launch of the first phase of newly re-mastered versions of Led Zeppelin’s nine studio albums, the band have collaborated with Paul Smith to produce a series of exceptional limited edition scarves to be sold exclusively in-store and online.
The design of the artwork for the first three releases – “Led Zeppelin”, “Led Zeppelin II” and “Led Zeppelin III” – has been reinterpreted on three different scarves each measuring 1.5 metres by 1.5 metros. Translating the intricacy of the renowned imagery onto fabric proved a challenging task but, by taking a different approach to each scarf, Paul Smith has come up with three truly unique items.
A photographic weaving technique has been employed for the largely monochromatic “Led Zeppelin”, with the red detail being added using a fine fil coupe yarn. The eight colours of the “Led Zeppelin II” artwork demanded an alternative approach and four different quality yarns were combined to reflect the richness of the colourful design. The psychedelia of “Led Zeppelin III” is depicted with a combination of boucle and merino wool to exquisite effect. Images from the soon to be released “Led Zeppelin IV” and “Houses of the Holy” have been jacquard woven onto two further scarves and a brand new spectacular design has been created for the sixth scarf. No expense has been spared in the methods used and the fabrics employed to produce these extraordinary items, each of which will be available in a limited edition of 50.
The scarves will be available to purchase exclusively from paulsmith.co.uk and Paul Smith Albemarle Street, London, from Thursday October 23rd.