There’s a trend that has been slowly spreading since the past seasons, and this Fall/Winter will be stronger than ever: the silk scarf print.
Silk scarves have always been chic. Tied around the neck, to keep you warm in chilly evenings, and on the head, tied under your chin, to keep your coiffure in place while admiring the beautiful coastline of the Côte d’Azur in a speeding convertible Jaguar driven, of course, by Bond, James Bond, or by some gorgeous Italian prince.
Silk scarves remind us of Princess Grace of Monaco and Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis. And even Brigitte Bardot, before becoming the angered-chain-smoking-animal-activist who was sued by her neighbour for castrating, without his knowledge, his donkey that allegedly had amorous intentions with Bardot’s female donkey.
But back to the scarves and the stylish silk scarf print trend.
Richard Quinn and the Queen
A few months ago, the British designer Richard Quinn presented in London outfits made in a patchwork of silk scarves. He completed the looks with headscarves tied under the models’ chin in the same manner Queen Elisabeth II likes to wear hers when riding horses in Balmoral. Coincidentally or not, this was the first and only fashion show that the British monarch has ever attended.
But Quinn is not the only designer using silk scarf prints in his creations.
Versace and Dries Van Noten silk scarf print
For the S/S’18 collection, Versace had the models on the catwalk in matching scarf-print blouses, skirts and headscarves paired with big black Jackie O. sunglasses. The Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten also presented look with silk scarf print squares as hems and shirts in his S/S’18 show.
Marine Serre silk scarf patchwork
The French fashion designer Marine Serre creates lovely patchwork dresses and skirts made entirely in recycled silk scarves with beautiful prints that she’s collected over the years.
Faustine Steinmetz inspired by Hermès
Another French designer who used scarf prints in her A/W’18 collection was Paris-born and London-based Faustine Steinmetz. She presented tops inspired by the Hermès silk scarves with chic prints. Very French-girl style typically worn by the Parisian BCBG (Bon-chic, Bon-genre) in the ’80s.
Balenciaga silk scarf print skirts
We are sure we will see more and more silk scarf print trend in the next few months. And, as we can’t get enough of the ’80s fashion style, we’ll wear dresses, skirts and trousers with elegant prints. Besides, what’s more ’80s than the unforgettable Princess Diana and the British Sloanes walking on King’s Road, in Chelsea, or going hunting and riding, always with their signature Hermès or Liberty silk scarves tied around their necks or heads?
Photos via WGSN