March 31, 2022

The Story, The Scarf

By Claire McNeil
The Story, The Scarf
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and we couldn’t agree more. Our silk scarves and bandanas originate from a single photograph or drawing, and each tells its own unique story.

Our limited-edition designs are supplied with a signed certificate that details story of the subject or the inspiration behind the design.
Midnight at Louvre Silk Scarf
Midnight at the Louvre
The large glass and metal pyramid at the entrance of the Louvre Museum in Paris is the subject of this bandana. Taken from inside the museum looking up through the glass pyramid on a slightly cloudy day. 

The pyramid has always been surrounded with controversy, those that felt the futuristic look was not in keeping with the classical architecture of the museum itself. In my opinion, the proximity of the glass and steel entrance pyramid to the classical stone architecture of the Louvre itself shows that the past and present, in many ways, influence each other: design is built upon experience, and our attitudes to history are coloured – and perpetually shifting – by our everyday lives in the moment.
Shakespeare's Gate Silk Scarf
Shakespeare’s Gate Pink
On the banks of the River Thames in London the impressive Globe Theatre sits some 230 metres from the site of the original theatre. The building itself is a work of art, however for this design we turn our attention to the iron gates which face the river.

The gate contains 125 cast iron figures made by over 100 different blacksmiths all over the world. The figures depict plants, animals and creatures from Shakespeare’s plays.
Blackfriar's Bridge in Pink Silk Scarf
Blackfriars in Pink
We sometimes forget about the beauty in our own towns and cities. In London, I’d often head out for the day with the camera and get off the tube at a random stop and just be a tourist for the day. On one such outing I opted to take photographs the way my kids did, by looking at things from a different angle, at the time they would have been about 3ft tall. The source image for this scarf was taken under Blackfriars Bridge, the bridge itself is a work of art on the top side but from underneath there is a comforting sense of symmetry in the beams. 
That is the story of how these scarves started the next chapter begins with how you wear it.