We are delighted to announce a very special collaboration with Buckingham Palace this week. The ‘Oh so Royal’ collection includes two sets of sleepwear, two silk scarf colourways, a fun pair of sleep masks and lovely plush cushions.
Towards the end of last year, I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with one of my favourite beauty brands, Elemis, who invited me to design a limited edition box for their best-selling Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, profits of which would in turn help support Women for Women International.
Here is a little bit about how we worked on the collaboration developed the finished design.
This winter, Karen Mabon has designed a special silk scarf for Heathrow Airport. It features the joyous moment of reuniting with loved ones for the festivities. These images by David Anderson show Karen working in her studio and gives an insight into her design process.
This winter we've teamed up with Anthropologie to design a full alphabet of monogrammed silk scarves. Each scarf has a unique initial on a background of either rich raspberry, deep teal or golden yellow ochre. They are available in both Anthropologie EU and US, in store and online. We would absolutely love for you to send us pictures of how you are wearing your monogram scarf, tag us @karenmabon or #karenmabon on Instagram and Twitter.
This Valentine's Day, Karen Mabon has designed a limited edition pocket square for the Love Design showcase at the G&V Hotel, Edinburgh. Curated by Dr. Stacey Hunter of Local Heroes, the showcase brings together five designers, each with their own interpretation of the perfect Valentine's Day gift. Karen looked to old Hollywood to inspire this unisex pocket square, which can be used for either a pocket square or neck tie.
At Karen Mabon, we are proud to have collaborated with the fantastic BOB by Dawn O’Porter in designing a Limited Edition collection of Smirnoff bottles. Doctors, dancers and footballers are just a few of the illustrations by Karen of the 500 happy couples on rainbow-tinted bottles of Vodka. For every bottle sold, Smirnoff will donate to R U Coming out, the LGBTQ+ charity that raises awareness for and supports people coming out.
We were honoured to win the SR:D 2016 Fashion Award at the Scotland Re:Designed showcase in Glasgow. It was great to be among such a talented group of Scottish designers and we loved having our pyjamas on the catwalk, as well as previewing some of our upcoming collection. Here are some images of the event.
Every year we bundle up in scarves and big coats with pockets full of lollipops to head to the pantomime. The lights go down and the red velvet curtains swing open to reveal beanstalks, black cats and ballerinas and so begins a night of hilarity. This Christmas we have teamed up with Lane Crawford, the luxury Hong Kong department store, to create an exclusive scarf with inspired by the characters and excitement of the pantomime.
This winter there's nothing we love more than getting cosy at home with mulled wine and rewatching Sex and the City. With this in mind, we developed a capsule sleepwear collection for Anthropologie which includes several exclusive pieces such as the Garden Gnomes pyjama shorts set and the Great Gatsby cami set and robe.
We are delighted to share our collaboration with Radley London, for which Karen found inspiration at the bottom of her bag.In The Bag is a five piece collection of Limited Edition bags, purses and pouches screen-printed and appliquéd with Karen Mabon illustrations.
Our recent collaboration with National Portrait Gallery took us to the streets of London, where we imagined ourselves hopping on double decker buses with Twiggy, having afternoon tea in the Ritz with William Shakespeare and exploring museums with Grayson Perry. The scarf can be found in the National Portrait Gallery Shop and on their website. We'd love to see the adventures your London scarf takes you on so add #KarenMabon to your insta posts to share them.