Ahh isn’t Instagram a wonderful place? For lots of different reasons of course. But most of all, because it is thanks to Instagram that I get to discover amazing new brands like Harlig. I was sent the most beautiful silk chiffon scarf to review and I have been dying to share it with you!
Harlig’s debut range of printed luxury women’s silk scarves are designed and manufactured in the UK showcasing explosive colour and kinetic textile patterns. From the design studio in London, to printing in the Gloucestershire countryside. Harlig was founded by Isobelle Rudman in 2016. Isobelle studied Fashion and Textile Design at Liverpool John Moores, where she specialised in screen-printing, receiving a commendation from Orla Kiely and featured in Selvedge magazine.
After a decade of working in sourcing and development for large fashion brands, a world steeped in a culture of overseas production and mass manufacture, Isobelle chose to leave the corporate world behind and set on her own path. Tapping into her personal innovation, embracing her intrinsic love for textiles and rebelling against her fast fashion industry experience, she focuses on printing in the UK, producing limited production runs in a sustainable approach.
Launching in a blaze of colour, the debut collection explores and plays with traditional patterns of Herringbone, Check and Dogtooth; distorting the anticipated uniform and jumbling expectations of repetition and formality. Each design begins life as meticulously hand layered and woven paper collages. Harlig consciously adopts analogue design processes, rejoices in the character of the handmade, celebrating the inherent imperfections and irregularities. The end result is quite simply stunning.
I chose this Fuschia Pink Herringbone Silk Scarf which is priced at £120. The colours are amazing and I just can’t stop touching it, it feels so luxurious. I love wearing it with my every day mummy uniform of stripes and skinnies. I love that clash of colours and patterns. But I also love wearing it with plain dresses and tops too as it makes the most ordinary of outfits suddenly look very special indeed. It is such a beautiful scarf and a great addition to my wardrobe. The design is so bold and unique and I especially love the fact that it is designed and made here in the UK.
You can find this beautiful debut range now at www.harlig.co.uk and be sure to keep up to date by following them over on Instagram as @harlig_life and Twitter as @harliglife – let’s show some support to this amazing new British brand!
Disclaimer: For the purpose of this review I was kindly provided with this beautiful silk scarf from Harlig