Spring / Summer 2017 Inspiration

We are delighted to release our Spring / Summer 2017 collection, which was created in a flurry of drawings, ideas and discussions. As each scarf has its own story, we'd like to give you an insight into some of the inspiration behind Karen's hand-illustrated prints.

1.Kitchen Sink works of 1950s novelist Alan Sillitoe

Karen Mabon unhealthy scarf
“For it was Saturday night, the best and bingiest glad-time of the week, one of the fifty-two holidays in the slow-turning Big Wheel of the year, a violent preamble to a prostrate Sabbath. Piled up passions were exploded on Saturday night, and the effect of a week's monotonous graft in the factory was swilled out of your system in a burst of goodwill. You followed the motto of 'be drunk and be happy,' kept your crafty arms around female waists, and felt the beer going beneficially down into the elastic capacity of your guts.” 
― Alan Sillitoe, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

2.The imagined futures of Spike Jonze

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3.The dream-like colour palettes of artist Gary Hume

Gary Hume 'Funny Girl' 1998
'Funny Girl' Gary Hume, 1998

4. Conversations in the AM

Karen Mabon Cat Wedding Silk Scarf

 

"In the wee hours on a British themed party boat in Rotterdam, me and my friend @connielbutler came up with the idea of the Cat Wedding silk scarf and I wrote it down in the notes on my phone and now it is a real thing and maybe possibly my favourite scarf design of all time." 

Karen Mabon


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