Our new collection of silk, and silk blend scarves has arrived, just in time to add a luxurious touch to your winter wardrobe. It may not be getting warmer yet, but the days are getting longer, which fills us with the hope of Spring!
Our newest scarves are ideal for transitioning between seasons - a little lighter than pure wool, but still warm enough to take off the chill.
Just like the wool collections released in the Autumn, all these scarves have been inspired by the work of talented British artist, Florence Hutchings.
Clockwise from top left: Emma wears Halstow Teal, Harriet wears Halstow Dark,
Cara wears Halstow Pale and Ingrid wears Rochester Grenadine
Like Wallace Sewell, Florence uses bold colours and texture within her work, and her use of layered and patterned elements meant our woven designs evolved very naturally.
Silk yarn has a wonderful lustre, which makes the colours really pop and shine in this collection. It was a wonderful experience to work closely alongside her varied portfolio, and we hope you agree the results are exciting and beautiful.
Harriet, Emma, Ingrid, and Cara from the design team, travelled to Margate to visit Florence in her studio with the full collection, and model the scarves alongside her paintings.
From left to right: Harriet wears Darland Green, Florence wears Wainscott Jade, and Emma wears Chatham Zest, all from the Wool Collections
Born in Kent in 1996, and graduating from Slade in 2019, Florence has had her work purchased by the Saatchi collections and has become a rising figure in the international art community.
Her work has an overarching theme of playful depictions of typical domestic scenes. Whether it be the furniture in her studio, her home setting or her surrounding areas, Florence’s paintings and sketches are full of dynamic colour combinations,
striking mark-making, and beautiful texture created with numerous materials, processes, and collaging. You can find out more about her work and her process on her Instagram page.
We know it can be difficult to get a feel for textiles without actually feeling them, so we have introduced short videos of our new collections, showing them in motion. See how they drape and fall, as well as how they look.
You will also discover the actual painting alongside the scarf it inspired on each listing.