I am seriously considering rocking a headscarf. I don’t mean in a rave bandana way or tied up on top charlady style or even as a head band. I’m talking a full-on Home Counties, triangle tied under the chin style headscarf. In this wet weather it’s the perfect solution to misbehaving, frizzed out, big hair. This urge is all down to the influence of one lady, and that lady is scarf aficionado and designer Emma Greenhill.
Scottish-born Emma Greenhill graduated from Brighton University with a degree in Fashion and Textile Design. After a longstanding career in fashion PR she has returned to her creative roots and launched her own label scarf collection.
We asked Emma to share with us some of her longest standing design influences and inspirations.
“I mix all sorts of mediums and hand paint, draw and design my scarves. I adore colour and pattern. From my nieces’ paintings to the exquisite floral wallpapers in Chatsworth House. I read loads, especially by authors from the 1920’s and 1930’s and all the characters come to life in my head and I just want to get them down on paper and bring them to life within my scarves.”
The SS’15 collection is titled ‘Yes We Have No Bananas’ and is inspired the period between the Roaring Twenties to the end of the 1940’s; a period that gave birth to the Flapper and Femme Fatale and was beautifully expressed through the writing of Evelyn Waugh, F Scott Fitzgerald, Nancy Mitford and Dorothy Parker- all of whom have been a huge influence for Greenhill.
The pure silk twill and cashmere scarves are produced in a high end factory in Como, the traditional Italian heart of printed silk production. Prices range from £55 to £250 and you can take a look at the full collection in Emma’s online store.