Introducing our Venomous Silk Scarves

This week has seen the launch of our new collection of silk scarves on the Harper & Blake website. Titled Venomous, this collection looks at some of the most poisonous creatures of both the physical and mythical world. Our talented designer has produced a collection of eight beautiful scarves: four artworks for the Harper minimalist, and four for the Blake maximalist.

Each of the four stories of the minimalist relates to that of the maximalist and vice versa. We have made snakes key in this collection, with them featuring in three of the four stories. Animal print is a particular style favourite of ours, so we have carefully selected suitable colour pallets for classic and bold looks and created an abstract take on the timeless snakeskin scale print. In addition, we have looked at the deadly reptiles in more detail and created a more direct depiction of them in our second story. The long, flexible creatures were perfect to create stylish, elegant patterns from and worked perfectly when paired with the gorgeous yet harmful plants of the wild. The depiction of mythical Gorgon Medusa: a jealous female in a monster form with venomous snakes for hair, features in one of the collection’s scarves. The creative description of the sculpture-like bust is supported by a background consisting of snake shadows, making the mythic design even more endearing. In contrast, mushrooms have been the prime article of inspiration for the pairing Blake print. White follicles outlined in yellow and on a red background provide the ideal colour pallet for the bold maximalist that wishes to dress up a plain outfit. Finally, our last story looks in more detail at delicate yet deadly plantlife. The stripes flower silk scarves combine the timeless but on-trend stripe pattern with a floral foreground. Slightly more subtle for the classic minimalist: the Harper design features a pastel colour pallet. Both designs depict the vegetation in an almost scientific dictionary-esque style.

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The Venomous collection of luxury and stylish Silk Scarves are all made to order in our London Studio from silk modal. We have worked hard to source the best manufacturers to produce our large (136cm square) neckties. The complex and sophisticated designs are printed with the best quality finish and carefully machine hem finished.

Each with their own specific story, these irresistible designs are a perfect chic staple for your accessory wardrobe to be used any time of the year. Their large style ensures that they can be styled in multiple ways depending on the wearer and occasion. Roll and secure in place with a brooch for a more elegant look, or simply fold in half and wrap around the neck for a more casual-everyday style.

After also creating creative banners for our platforms to promote the launch and beautiful artwork of the Venomous silk scarf collection we are excited to see what you, the public think of the classic, creative collection.

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Harper & Blake Stylist: New Arrival Must-Haves

So if you follow our Harper & Blake Stylist- Sophie then you’ll know she’s the ultimate minimalist channeling everything Harper. Here she returns with her guide to achieving her signature style with her favourite Harper & Blake new arrivals!

Living by the fashion law of Black, White, Beige, Grey my wardrobe is one where accessories are key to achieving my signature look so when I first saw the Harper & Blake AW16 Collection I couldn’t wait to get my hands on half of it!

My favourite accessory at the moment, a simple scarf can bring together any outfit by taking it from ‘just thrown on’ to ‘styled and sophisticated’. From double wrapped around the neck to tied to the handle of your staple handbag, a scarf is the perfect accompaniment for adding colour, detail and style.

The Harper ‘Octopus Print Silk Scarf’ is my favourite of the season, the unique print matched with its silk finish makes this my ultimate staple; sophisticated, complex and luxurious! Teaming with a white shirt/ black suit combo, the detail from this simple accessory adds the perfect amount of femininity to a very masculine, yet one of my favourite final looks. And who says scarves are just for wrapping around your neck saving you from this awful weather? Hang off one shoulder and knot at the other, like a side cape of sorts- what’s the point of having one of these gorgeous scarves if you’re not going to show off its pretty print!

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Another of my new arrival must haves is the Zebra Print iPhone case in Monochrome. My secret obsession in terms of fashion has got to be a bold animal print, so when there’s one in monochrome it was as if it’s made for me! Strong, detailed yet minimal this case is one definitely going on my wish list, if you’re a fan of this then definitely take a look at the Harper & Blake Leopard Print case, an accessory I’m never seen to be without!

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If you’ve liked this post, have any questions for our Harper & Blake Stylist or have any styling tips of your own then we’d love to hear from you! Comment below, until next weeks post!

Harper & Blake AW16 Collection Overview

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Earlier this week, we revealed that we are launching our first collection of scarves for the Autumn Winter 16.

The collection, titled “Predators”, is inspired by nature and its wild animals and features references to the key foundations of our brand which are strength and ambition.

The collection features eight original hand drawn silk scarves. Four of the scarves are of minimalistic style to reflect Harper’s personality and the other four are edgier to reflect Blake’s personality.

All of the prints have been designed by hot print designer, Alina Zamanova who once worked under the print textile department at Alexander McQueen. Prints within the collection include birds, leopard, crocodile and octopus.

Currently, the scarf designs are being printed onto fabric at Silk Bureau and we plan to have some samples made next week in time for a photo shoot.