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, 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.
A few months ago, the British designer Richard Quinn presented in London outfits made in a patchwork of silk scarves and 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 the British monarch has ever attended.
But Quinn is not the only designer using scarf prints in his creations.
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.
The French fashion designer Marine Serre creates lovely patchwork dresses and skirts made entirely in recycled silk scarves that she’s collected.
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 typically worn by the Parisian BCBG (Bon-chic, Bon-genre) in the 80’s.
We are sure we will see more and more scarf print dresses, skirts and trousers in the next few months as we can’t get enough of the 80’s fashion style. And what’s more 80’s 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