My good friend, Laura Aviva – she with the sublime eye matched only by huge curiosity and courage – has sourced this gorgeous, vintage crepe-de-chine, Uzbek fabric and created stunning scarves from them. The design is pure Uzbek, that watery flame with which we have become familiar in recent years, but the palette is new – softer, wearable, alternatively deliciously mouth watering and exciting.
Laura found the fabric on one of her many trips to the region where she has been working with artisans to create a collection of Shirdak rugs, the traditional felt textile of Central Asia. The felt palette is beautiful but sober; suddenly the designer found this burst of sunshine and returned home humming a new tune. The scarves join her other compelling offerings from artisan friends around the world on her beautifully curated website, L’Aviva Home.