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Jane Carr Collaborates with Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Piet Oudolf

THE latest collection from the London-based accessories brand Jane Carr sees an inspired collaboration between the gallery Hauser & Wirth Somerset and Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, whose creative vision has shaped the landscape surrounding the stunning Hauser & Wirth estate.

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The Bloom Design © Jane Carr

The limited-edition range of ethereal, highly-intricate printed scarves is available in three different designs; Bloom, Panorama and Meadow – all of which depict Oudolf’s field at the estate, burrowed in the rolling fields of Somerset renowned for their extraordinary natural beauty.

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The Panorama Design © Jane Carr

The blue-and-green-hued Bloom design illustrates the meadow at close range, speckled with the delicate pink flora that blossoms amidst wild pastures. The Panorama scarf meanwhile, is based upon a wider vista of the field, in which a mauve sun-speared sky stretches out over the unkempt grasses below. The Meadow design depicts the estate’s thriving plant life in its striking crimson, scarlet and sienna shades.

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The Meadow Design © Jane Carr

All of the scarves are hand-made in Italy, and stocked exclusively in the estate shop at the gallery, which showcases limited-edition products from carefully curated collaborations between the gallery, artists and designers.

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The Meadow Design Scarf © Jane Carr

by Hannah Bergin

The collection is available from Hauser & Wirth Somerset

Leanne Claxton Launches SS17 Collection

ARTIST Leanne Claxton inhabits the space between fashion and art, translating intricate oil paintings into stunning digital prints which are then transferred onto silk and cashmere scarves. A lover of the outdoors, Claxton derives endless inspiration from the natural world – her SS17 collection influenced by the works of late American artist Georgia O’Keefe in particular, who likewise urged her contemporaries to appreciate the beauty of the flora surrounding us, which all too often goes unnoticed. Beyond this, Claxton explores how significant flora and fauna are to our memories of, and associations with, certain places, times or even events.

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The Ruben print from the SS17 Collection © Leanne Claxton

The Art of Flowers collection is both vibrant and wistful. Bright prints evoke the exoticism of far-flung corners of the world – such as the electric Malay design which recreates the patterns found on the butterfly wings and bird species of Asia, whilst more neutral, earthy and somewhat melancholic designs reflect the artist’s longing for her homeland, England or induce nostalgia for summers spent abroad in Spain, where wild meadows are left to grow.

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The Malay print from the SS17 Collection © Leanne Claxton

The SS17 collection began, as have all of Claxton’s previously, with a series of detailed graphite sketches which are then re-interpreted as oil paintings, transformed into digital patterns and finally transferred onto fine fabrics, at which point they become highly intricate and entirely wearable pieces of art.

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The Coco print from the SS17 Collection © Leanne Claxton

 

Having grown up in Lancashire, Claxton moved to London in 2002 to undertake a BA degree in textile design at Central Saint Martins. After graduating, she trained in Paris under Christian Lacroix and has since worked both in-house and as a freelance print designer for a number of highly-acclaimed brands across Europe, as well as in Hong Kong and New York. In 2015, she set up her eponymous art and print studio back in Lancashire – a studio which continues to flourish – and where she freely exercises her creativity and explores her craftsmanship.

A credit to her multidisciplinary expertise, Claxton flows effortlessly from paper to canvas to computer screen to fabric, moving seamlessly between the physical and digital worlds to create truly spectacular and thoroughly unique pieces.

 

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The Malay print from the SS17 Collection © Leanne Claxton

by Hannah Bergin

The collection is  stocked by
Coco Boutique: 3/7 Wayfarers Arcade Southport Merseyside PR8 1NT. 01704 513393.
Competitive Edge: 31 Burscough St Ormskirk L39 2EG. 01695 578778.
It is also available online from her site and The Clothing Lounge, Silkfred  and NJAL.
Prices range from £68 – £148.

Jane Carr Collaborates with Piplotti Rist and Hauser & Wirth

BRITISH designer Jane Carr announces a new launch, a collaboration with award-winning Swiss artist Piplotti Rist and Hauser & Wirth gallery. The launch features two limited edition men’s and women’s scarves that feature specially commissioned artworks and a poem by Rist.

The women’s scarf embodies the whimsical and limitless spirit of Rist’s artwork. One can expect to see a vibrant print of apple blossom branches in psychedelic colours, crafted on a luxurious silk, twill square.

Jane Carr x Pipilotti Rist _ Hauser & Wirth - The Apple Blossom Scarf (women's) - silk twill - Flat(1)Women’s Scarf Jane Carr x Piplotti Rist

The men’s scarf, on the other hand, takes a darker turn and portrays an enigmatic and abstract underworld in shades of navy and royal blue, placed on a wool flannel stole. Both designs are adorned with phrases from Rist’s poem.

Jane Carr x Pipilotti Rist _ Hauser & Wirth - The Apple Blossom Scarf (men's) - wool - Folded 1Men’s Scarf Jane Carr x Piplotti Rist ©

 

by Rebecca Acres

The scarves are available for purchase here

Begg & Co collaborates with cancer charity on exclusive scarf range

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Model wearing Begg & Co Wispy Superfine Cashmere Maggies Circles Scarf

Begg & Co, the luxury Scottish scarf brand, and the pioneering cancer charity Maggies have joined together to create an exclusive range to support the charitys groundbreaking work in the field of patient support and recovery.

blue scarfBegg & Co Wispy Superfine Cashmere Maggies Check Scarf

Maggie’s is a cancer charity that takes a unique approach to their work – their 18 architecturally distinctive centres have been designed to create comforting environments that simultaneously hearten, aid and inspire recovery and reinforcing well-being.

Begg & Co cashmere scarf for Maggie's cancer charity Begg & Co Wispy Superfine Cashmere Maggies Borders Scarf

 The scarves are a result of Begg & Co designers joining forces with Maggies team and reflect the charity centres unique architectural features. All profits from the collaboration will aid Maggies far – reaching effort to support cancer sufferers and their familys in their day to day struggle.

This generous contribution will enable the charity in their ambitious path to reach out to maximum number of patients and their nearest and dearest across UK, abroad and online. The charitable collaboration came to life thanks to Kirsty Wark, journalist and broadcaster and Maggie’s Honorary Patron, who introduced the manufacturer to the charity.

labirynth scarfBegg & Co Wispy Superfine Cashmere Maggies Labyrinth

The designs include elaborate forms placed on plain backgrounds – a black and blue piece inspired by garden at Maggie’s Dundee and Chartres Cathedral in France and featuring a labyrinth that carries a metaphor of life and yellow and a blue and white scarf with oval patterns that was prompted by Maggie’s Aberdeen skylight. There are also simpler propositions – a white scarf with four coloured edge that reflect the straightforward, linear architecture of all Maggie’s Centres and a checked scarf that dwells into the visual heritage of both brands.

by Magda Pirowska

The scarves are being made in Begg & Cos unique Wispy quality and are 100 percent cashmere. They are available to purchase from Begg & Co’s website, at Fenwick department stores in Bond Street, London & Newcastle and in Jane Davidsons store in Edinburgh,  all priced at around £265.00.