Fresh ideas abound for the upcoming season and one trend we have enjoyed watching come into play is the use of all sorts of pearls as embellishments on wraps and scarves. Pearls are quintessentially classic and timeless (think Marie Antoinette, Queen Mary, Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O to mention a few)). Their use on wraps is new, however, and makes for a beautiful play on an old favorite.
Here is a quick video on keeping your scarves looking new and fresh between wearings.
For our next scarf project we have purchased a beautiful floral line drawing and we will identify the flowers in this and add the flower names in Latin calligraphy. Then we start to think about color direction.
It is always a pleasure when I find something truly special. Maneesha Ruia's wraps are exactly that. They remind me of the intricacy of Spanish lace mantillas, only these have a modern take. Her creations combine lace with a soft plain weave woven lambswool and then swarovski crystals are artfully placed on the lace; making for a delicate, yet richly detailed shawl.