If anyone tells you that a scarf printed with plants is not cool, they are tragically misguided and just plain wrong. These floracentric quadrilateral pieces of material look as good on young men as they do on old women, and as good on young women as they do on old men, not to mention kids and pets. Why do they look so good? Well, because they have timeless aesthetic value of course. Saying that, the plant rendering has to be done to a high standard with plant choice and floral arrangement key. No-one does this bigger or better than Liberty London, (although Marks & Spencer currently have a nice, varied selection too) because they have a roll call of top designers supplying them. Names such as Givenchy, Versace and Paul Smith vie for the privilege of representing this respected brand with such a classic item. A search on ‘floral scarf‘ returns forty-one. Forty-one plant scarves! If not to buy, it is interesting to see the ways in which these top designers and design houses are using plants in textile design. We show our favourite 10 below.
It is not too late to get in for Mother’s day, as they are taking orders until noon tomorrow. But if you miss this, print off this post, cut out the little square you like, buy it from Liberty’s online, place the square inside your carefully chosen card and write ‘coming soon’. No mother in the land will be disappointed with a Liberty floral scarf, especially if the receipt comes in the package. When it’s father’s day, do the same for him and he can wear it on his head à la Harry Styles.
Click on scarf details and designer.