Sunday, 29 May 2011

BONNY THE BRAVE


This is our vintage Chill Daw mannequin Bonny, who is named after the notorious 18th Century female pirate Anne Bonny. She is wearing the Anarchy Jack scarf. 



An engraving of the original Bonny from Captain Charles Johnsons 
General History of the Pyrates, 1725

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

PUG-A-LICIOUS



This is Penny wearing one of our AW11 Punk Pug scarves. We think she looks fabulous. 
Penny lives at Capture Factory where our lookbook pics are taken.  We love Penny. 

Monday, 23 May 2011

Anarchy Jack


90x90 Anarchy Jack - Faded Empire scarf

The Union Jack, also known as the Union flag was our inspiration for the Anarchy Jack scarf. We wanted to create something that was both British and punk, with a raw deconstructed feel.  The term Jack refers to a flag flown by a ship; the galleon being our emblem.

We chose to represent the Jack in bold splatters of ink because it sits well with our idea of celebrating the chaotic as well as the ordered. We like the idea of faded Empires evolving new identities.  Anarchy Jack is about a new Britishness, it represents good craftsmanship and is made in the UK.  It comes in 4 distinctive colour ways, at 90x90cm or 140x140cm.  We intend to add to the range of Union Jack scarves each season as part of our permanent collection.

          



Wednesday, 18 May 2011

AW11 Cecilia Scarf

Here's our AW11 "Cecilia" Bondage Doll scarf as worn by a friend. These are designed so that the wearer can choose to reveal or conceal the cheeky bondage clad doll. We like the way she's worn it here so that the handcuffs show at the back.  See below for all three designs posted a few days ago. x

Available from Coco de Mer, Monmouth Street, in June. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Age of Reason In The Studio

While working on our Spring Summer 2012 scarf designs, we came across some of last year's initial drawings for the current Autumn Winter 2011 Bondage Dolls.



   All our designs for AW11 are hand worked on paper. 


Our 90x90cm Bondage Dolls scarves will be available from Coco de Mer's,  Monmouth Street Shop in June.  www.coco-de-mer.com

Sunday, 15 May 2011

London Girl


Our model Phoenix on being a Londoner

"London is my home. I was born in Nigeria, but have lived and grown up here since I was one an half years old.  It's all happening here, and I'm in the heart of it living it,  fuelled by all the art, music and fashion."


Phoenix travelled down to Brighton for this shot, in which she's wearing a 90x90cm Anarchy Dog scarf. Contrary to the weather forecast,  it was one of the hottest days of the year and she was an absolute trooper putting up with the heat and glaring sunshine while the crew melted.    


90x90 Anarchy Dog Scarf








Photographer Andrew Meredith, Model Phoenix at BMA, Make up Janeen Witherspoon, Stylist Lisa Jones. 
Portfolio image only not for press.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Earl of Bedlam Launches Age of Reason Scarves in Style

We were most honoured to be part of the Earl of Bedlam's stunning launch party last night as they set sail on fashioable seas flying the Age of Reason flag alongside their amazing t-shirts and tailoring. 


By 8pm when we arrived the throng was buzzing with talk of the newly arrived, and spectacularly fun Mayor of Lambeth-  Councillor Christiana Valcarcel. The mayor gave a passionate, rousing, speech thanking The Earl for making their home in Lambeth. And without any further ado she cut the ribbon declaring the shop "OPEN!"  The party soon kicked off with some impressive vocals and piano playing from Mr Andrew Roachford of  Mike and the Mechanics. There followed much stomping and sing along into the night. We thoroughly enjoyed it. 




She shop currently stocks our 3 "Bondage Doll" scarves and our signature Union Jack scarf "Anarchy Jack".  



 Bondage Doll Scarves

"Tie me Up" 




The scarves are 100% silk and come in 90x90cm. They can be pre-ordered through Earl of Bedlam, from May. These will also be available from Coco de Mer from June.  


We won't forget the fab Mayor bopping to Andrew Roachford. 
We salute you Earl of Bedlam,  you truly rock. 








 Earl of Bedlam, 20 Clapham Road,  London,  SW9 0JG.
Telephone 020 7735 5223

Monday, 9 May 2011

Age of Reason AW11 Collection

Here is another sneak preview of 4 pieces from our debut collection
Anarchy & Order by Age of Reason.


This little punk fella is called Anarchy Jack and comes in 3 colour ways, each showing him styled slightly differently. 



It is entirely fitting that our "Anarchy Jack" scarf below is launching at Earl of Bedlam
They are the HQ of Brit-punk chaos and confusion; true London punk.






Sunday, 1 May 2011

New Scarf Book


Thames Hudson have just published this fab book on scarves, described as "The definitive work on scarves in the 20th century." We are particularly enjoying the Westwood and Liberty ones.