Design, Fashion


i was recently given a beautifully designed scarf as a gift, which i am tempted to have framed because the design itself is far more interesting to me than actually wearing the scarf. now i’m having second thoughts after seeing these silk scarves designed by textile designers Amélie Charroin & Marie Colin-Madan for Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre – which means 1984 in french, the year of birth of the two designers. it’s quite awesome to see how such interesting designs transform depending on how you  wear the pieces.

Based in Lyon, the historic cradle of silk, and passionate about art – they decided to play with the codification of the silk scarf and create their own collections of printed squares. Their printed scaffolded four hands are steeped in both the traditional world of square flat frame and a contemporary design influenced by the music, clips, videos, painting, art history… Their images combine unique mixed media, drawing,painting, photomontage.

(google translated from french)

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  • Reply Kirsten Thursday 21 July, 2011 at 10:25 am

    So divine. Thanks for sharing. I love the softness of the colours in the 2nd design.

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon Thursday 21 July, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Beautiful! Love the one with the little birds

  • Reply loulaVINTAGE Thursday 21 July, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    oh my! wow i must have one! these are amazing! i’m so glad you’ve brought my attention to such beautiful, beautiful scarf designs. truly magnificent! x

  • Reply Juliet Thursday 21 July, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I love the birds. I have to say, I would probably want to frame these too but I hope you get some use from your scarf either way.

  • Reply homestilo Thursday 21 July, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    The birds would be my favourite as well. Overall though, I really like the colors used.

  • Reply florence Thursday 21 July, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    wow, these are beautiful! and so original. love how the 2nd one looks on…

  • Reply Megan Thursday 21 July, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Oh wow! I’ve been thinking about printing some of my illustrations onto fabric. This is so inspiring!

  • Reply amy Friday 22 July, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Ah yes, codification… gotta love google translate. Beautiful scarves, the designs are very unusual but the second is my favourite

  • Reply Sarah Friday 22 July, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    How do we get one? These are some of the most fantastic prints I have ever seen.

  • Reply Suzy Saturday 23 July, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    even more beautiful when draped..

  • Reply Anna Wednesday 27 July, 2011 at 7:48 am

    These are really interesting. Good find!

  • Reply Juliane Tuesday 2 August, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Love your blog, i discovered it recently.. now i’m looking all the things since the beginning and can’t stop to surprise myself.

    Sorry about my english and congrats to your work. (I’m from Brazil)

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