I was really happy last Fall to see the rise of the scarf as a signature piece. Some were checkered, some were well coordinated, and others completely mismatched but cool. Honestly, I'm a big geek for the statement scarf since I saw them in manga and snapshots of Japanese street fashion. I was waiting for the trend to hit America, and now that it's here, I don't want it to leave.
But we can't just stick to these checks and plain colors. I'm all for the punk-inspired look but we should change it up a bit. So how about some artsy prints? How about some immaculate yet whimsical illustrations that play with your mind and force you to look twice?
That's what Coco has done in her line of Forget Me Not scarves. She's combined traditional hand painting and drawings with digital techniques to portray her peculiar visual universe. The scarves here are from her 2010 collection - click on them to get a closer look at her collage of surrealism and geometric patterns. They're made in Europe and are only available through Barney's here in the US. You can check out their Stockist Page to see where you can buy them online though.
I really liked the scarf idea so much that I'm trying to convince my business partner and good friend that that we should move his anime artwork in the textile direction. I've already got my eye on these bold and colorful pieces. I think they would compliment the coming neutrals if worn like the boy in the drawing to the left. You can click on said picture to go to his portfolio page.
If the scarves ever get made, though, I for sure will be posting them here. Would you buy one? If so, would it be one of these designs?