Bon Voyage is the third collection from The Silk Vault and is inspired by memorable trips to different captivating destinations.
During a trip to the Far East, we visited the scenic city of The Great West Lake, home to the world famous silk market in Hangzhou, China. Bursting with traditional hand painted silk fabrics and stunning embroideries – we created our own contemporary take, influenced by these beautifully crafted designs.
Each Blossom scarf has been individually hand painted and skillfully shaded by local artisans on a heavy weight, ultra drapey silk satin – giving every scarf a slight variation in colour and making each one unique.
Moto Pocket Square
In 1960 my father bought a scooter and travelled through Europe from his rural village in the Swedish mountains of Jamtland to Rome, where he joined an international motorally. During his 9540 kilometre long road-trip he collected numerous patches, badges and pins as souvenirs from the different destinations he visited, still displayed with pride on his shelf to this day.
The Moto Unisex Pocket Square is printed on a lightweight Silk Habutai, finished with hand-fringed edges along the diagonal striped border.
The Firenze scarf was created after visiting the historic city of Florence to wonder at its magnificent architecture. The large clock which creates the center motif was inspired by the revolutionary 15th century 24 hour clock located inside the city’s Duomo. The four mosaic patterns in the corners of the scarf were lifted from the graphic marble floor tile creations inside the Babtistry of San Giovanni.
Firenze comes in two colourways, Lime and Orange, and is printed in Italy on the finest silk twill.
The design is under the authorization of Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, Firenze. www.operaduomo.firenze.it
Walking through the ancient walled medina of Fez is an enlivening, multi sensory experience. Hundreds of mosques and palaces showcase stunning examples of traditional tile and mosaic patterns in the symbolic colours of yellow, green, blue, black and white.
Recreating the shades of these hand fired ceramic tiles our Medina artwork was hand painted before printing onto a lightweight silk habutai; with hand finished scarf edges to reflect the local craftsmanship in Morocco.