Fashion floorward

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A collection of McQueen curiosities served as inspiration for Martin Patrick Evan's new range of rugs.

A collection of McQueen curiosities served as inspiration for Martin Patrick Evan’s new range of rugs. Image: Martin Patrick Evan

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A wild mix of monarchs, snakeskin and zebra stripes.

A wild mix of monarchs, snakeskin and zebra stripes. Image: Martin Patrick Evan

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A McQueen bodysuit, the inspiration behind the Turbine rug.

A McQueen bodysuit, the inspiration behind the Turbine rug. Image: Martin Patrick Evan

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The abstract and monochrome Turbine rug.

The abstract and monochrome Turbine rug. Image: Martin Patrick Evan

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The McQueen dress that inspired the Flowerbrella rug.

The McQueen dress that inspired the Flowerbrella rug. Image: Martin Patrick Evan

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The Flowerbrella rug.

The Flowerbrella rug. Image: Martin Patrick Evan

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This dress is vibrant and flamboyant - and the inspiration for the Arara rug.

This dress is vibrant and flamboyant - and the inspiration for the Arara rug. Image: Martin Patrick Evan

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The Arara rug.

The Arara rug. Image: Martin Patrick Evan

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There’s no doubt that Alexander McQueen created some of the most jaw-dropping couture of the past decade. And now the British fashion label started by McQueen (and now run by Sarah Burton) has inspired floor coverings. Designer Edouard Daunas of Martin Patrick Evan has come up with Raw Nature, a range of silk and wool rugs that have taken their colours and patterns from well-known McQueen outfits and accessories. They’re not cheap, at US$41,200, but they’re one way to bring couture into your home. For more, visit the company’s Facebook page.


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