Fashion Scout » Swash

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‘Tis the season for scarves and right now we’re all wrapped up in Swash. Founded by Central Saint Martins grads Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka, this brand has all the whimsy and escape of Hermès…but at a more down-to-earth pricepoint.

Allow their silk-spun scarves to transport you to other worlds and eras. Last year the couple channeled the botanical illustrations of seventeenth-century naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian, and this year they’ve traversed back to childhood — Victorian playrooms, to be specific. Vintage carousels, rattles and chess pieces swirl amidst Snakes and Ladders and signature snaps of the couple’s pet whippet. Add heavy fringe detailing and ample yards of their playful hand-printed fabric, and behold Swash’s beautiful chaos! We get the impression that the designers had as much fun creating these scarves as we have donning them.