People often ask about my design process, so I thought I’d share some of the images that have recently inspired my silk scarves.
I found the rather strange picture above, of two boys wearing top hats and velvet coats, while on a visit to Buenos Aires last year. From the moment I saw it I knew I would be working with it soon, and it eventually became part of the scarf I’ve called “Winter memories”, which I think retains some of the mystery that attracted me to the original image.
The sexy odalisque of generous proportions that provided the starting point for “Dancing queen” was sent a New Year’s greeting card in 1905! I wonder if it may have been vaguely pornographic at the time? I wanted this design to be ethereal, romantic and innocent so I surrounded the dancer with flowers and used a soft colour scheme of light orange and pink.
For this last scarf, named “Waiting for you”, I used a photo of my mother from the late 50’s.
I love the tailored swimsuit and the look on her face, as if she is searching for someone who is approaching from far away. I chose a vibrant colour combination of greens, turquoise and a touch of magenta to represent strong Summer light, and also incorporated writing and postage seals that make me think of beach holiday postcards.
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