The Sleeping Dogs scarf is based on individual pen and ink drawings. It features lots of different dogs, a couple of labradors, a staffie, a weimaraner, a chihuahua, a ridgeback… and lots of mongrels. Some of them are inspired by street dogs I photographed, others by friends’ pets. All the fur textures are a bit different but as a whole they form this unity of dogs.
Dogs have been very close to us for thousands of years and enjoy a special mythological status. You can read more about the inspiration behind the artwork and see work in progress pictures here.
For the scarf I chose 100% silk crepe de chine for its sophisticated matte texture with subtle sparkle. It has a satisfying weight and drapes beautifully, and the artwork shows exceptionally well on this fabric. Silk is a naturally sturdy material, and in this quality a scarf will last a lifetime.
This size is very easy to wear and adds instant chic to a simple outfit. There are lots of ways to integrate it into your wardrobe, and a silk scarf never goes out of fashion.