Scarves in Thailand surely play a more aesthetic than practical function _ unless you use one to cover your head to protect it from the sun's rays like a construction worker (not so likely).
With no crucial use for a scarf here, the most important thing is that it has a gorgeous pattern and is beautiful to be draped in.
Scarves can also serve as an extra layer to really jazz up a dull outfit, act as a shield from the office's cruel air-con, or as adornment for handbags and whatever you please.
Feminine fantasy, organza chiffon (1,590 baht) at Me & A Cup Of Hot Chocolate, K-Village, ground floor.
We've searched the market to find the best locally designed ones, just so you don't look like another 5,000 people out there clad in H&M.
Great importance was placed on picking Thai brands from small boutique stores that weren't splashed all over department stores _ all houses design their own patterns and produce the scarves themselves, so you can be sure to find a unique one to reflect your persona.
Take your pick from our selection below _ each has an intricate, detailed design and a charm of its own.
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For a more personal creation, check out Madison's latest collection, "The Lucky". The silk twill Lucky scarves have 12 different designs to choose from, representing the animals of the Chinese zodiac. The vibrant colours you see are a pleasurable palette, they are carefully considered and are based on the art of feng shui to bring luck and prosperity. This will make a thoughtful gift for loved ones.
"The concept of Madison is to create scarves that are both beautiful and meaningful. The designs are usually a combination between Asian culture and Western art," said Pareena Butler who is in charge of creating concept, assigning drawing style to artist and designing scarf layout.
According to Pareena, Madison scarves are produced in limited numbered editions with selected 100% silk twill and finished with hand-rolling method _ which means that fewer than 10 scarves can be created per day. Standard collections are launched quarterly while the personalised series are open for order all year round.
The Lucky collection (2,450 baht each) from Madison are available at Him and Her at Rain Hills Sukhumvit 47 and Noir Vintage at K Village Sukhumvit 26. Call 081-257-2685 or visit www.facebook.com/madisonscarf.
Thai and tribal, chiffon nano (1,250 baht) at ZM Bangkok, Siam Vintage, between Siam Square sois 9 and 10.
Kryptonite, satin (990 baht) at Nisa And Friends, Siam Square Soi 3.
Britsy and unisex, Japanese chiffon (990 baht) at O’Clock, Siam Square Soi 5.
Thai number shapes, chiffon nano (1,250 baht) at ZM Bangkok, Siam Vintage, between Siam Square sois 9 and 10.
About the author
- Writer: Parisa Pichitmarn
Position: Life Writer