Discerning Pink Floyd fans can wear their tour souvenirs with pride and panache, thanks to London travel and resortwear maker, Robe de Voyage, which has created elegant limited-edition silk scarves for the rock legends’ museum world tour, The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, that lands in Rome on January 19, 2018. The exhibition will be held in the city’s Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (MACRO), which is a fitting venue as it’s located in striking distance of the Piper Club – the site of Floyd’s first Italian performance in the spring of 1968.
When one thinks of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia, it is the ubiquitous band T-shirt rather than sumptuous silk that springs to mind. But an exclusive selection of pocket squares (£160 for a set of three), handcrafted in Kolkata, India, and based on album covers, will be sold in the museum’s gift shop alongside scarves. Fans of the English band will delight in a playful Pig scarf (£145) – a nod to the iconic inflatable pink pig featured on the band’s Animals album cover in 1977. The Wall scarves (£170) feature simple, graphic brick-wall prints in cream, dark grey and clay pink.
A member of the band’s low-key circle, who had spotted Robe de Voyage’s scarf designs for the David Hockney show at London’s Tate, instigated this unlikely collaboration – the rest is neckwear history. One could say the collection offers the ultimate chic accessory for the grown-up groupie.