The London scarf by Richard Allan was first printed in 1965 as a celebration of the bright shining phenomenon known as ‘Swinging London’. It was a period of optimism, freedom of expression and more than a little hedonism which saw creative types from musicians and writers to photographers, film-makers and the ever prominent fashion pack migrating from all over the world to join the artistic revolution. The Rolling Stones were held in almost godlike esteem, Carnaby Street and Kings Road were virtual fashion parades led by the reigning queens of style – Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton. The legendary Mary Quant mini skirt dominated ….and the accessory of choice – the silk square.
Modern London has retained this atmosphere of artistic culture (minus the bare feet and bell bottoms). Fuelled by its huge cultural diversity and spirit of adventure our capital is attracting the world’s attention; Cara Delevingne and her infamous eyebrows, Ed Sheeran annihilating world records with sixteen tracks featuring in the Global Top50. East London has become an a veritable universe of creativity where extraordinary brightly coloured graffiti has transformed the streets into art galleries, pubs feature poetry readings and designers such as Christopher Kane and House of Hackney proudly hail. More centrally, Bond Street with its collection of the creme de la creme in high fashion resides alongside the avant-garde outpost that is Dover Street Market.
London is a force to be reckoned with and what better way to pledge your allegiance than this elegant classic depiction of the city we adore. Available in both scarf and print form the art itself is a beautifully executed pen line work with favourite landmark buildings and sites offset with trees and leaves from London’s beloved Hyde Park. Scarf and print are accompanied by a guide to each building so you need never be tripped up by admiring curious friends!
London We Love You ……
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*We are delighted to announce you can now find ‘London’ scarf at one of the best known landmarks in town – St Paul’s Cathedral*