Emerald Green and Gold Silk Scarf
Bespoke Emerald Green and Gold design, taken from one of Andrew's original abstract paintings. Digitally scanned at high resolution and printed on 12mm silk with a hand rolled hem this stunning 90cm x 90cm accessory is a stunning statement piece and a unique colour combination taking inspiration from the Emerald gem stone. It would provide a striking contrast against a black or white outfit for example.
More about silk...
It is easy to believe that the scarf was an overnight success, however the evolution of the scarf from a plain practical accessory to a trendy must wear item most definitely did not happen overnight.
With the emergence of silk in the west, manufacturing methods were improving and many clothing brands started producing silk accessories. Liberty Of London started producing light silk scarves that became extremely popular during the post-war years. Their energetic prints provided a much-needed tonic to the gloom that was life on the home front in the early years after the war.
Similarly, in 1937 French fashion house Hermès started importing Chinese silk to be woven into luxurious square scarves. Raw silk imported from China was especially strong and more durable. Designs reflected the Equestrian background that was deeply rooted in the history of Hermès and these designs still prove to be the most popular nowadays. The classic Hermès touches which have become synonymous with the brand such hand-rolled edges, hand-painted details and its 90cm x 90cm formatwere all established at this early stage.