During my visit to New York City in July 2012 I visited an amazing exhibition at the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition was entitled 'Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations'.
Though I had heard of Schiaparelli, I really did not know too much about her fashion. Well, let me say it was an education! I was totally blown away by the intricate details, the art and style on show. I was actually moved to tears.. a first for me at fashion exhibition.
Schiap as she called herself had used hot pink in her 50s designs and branded it as her Shocking Pink.
Recently while looking at some vintage fashion I came across a scarf designed by Schiaparelli and decided to create my own tribute to this exciting fashion designer.
Handknitted in pure Australian wool I designed these scarves using a crimson stripe, shocking pink and then a cerise stripe based on an original Schiaparelli scarf knitted in Mohair. This tri-colour winter rainbow is such fun and the perfect pop of colour against winter grey and black.
As illustrated above, I have knitted two styles of this Schiap scarf.
Style 1: Adult scarf with Fringe
Style 2: Toddler scarf with contract colour Pom Poms
Make a statement this winter and show your true colours with a nod to one of the fashion greats.