We’re in love with these stylish hand-illustrated silk scarves from fashion entrepreneurs Emily + Ross. Depicting city scenes in beautiful color combinations and inspired by vintage travel scarves, they’re wearable – or frame-worthy – works of art.
They’re designed by Emily McDowell, a writer and illustrator from Los Angeles and June Ross, a former ad agency Creative Director from San Francisco.
“Last spring, my brilliant friend June Ross, an open water swimmer and Bay Area resident, came to me with a great idea: she wanted me to draw her a scarf featuring San Francisco Bay, in the style of vintage travel scarves from the 40s and 50s. In the process of creating that scarf, the idea for Emily+Ross was born.”
“My love for you is foggy at best.”
So far the women have created 3 limited edition scarves featuring San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palm Springs. They have taken to the enterpreneurial site, KickStarter, to help fund their fashion start-up with the capital they need to expand the line. They have plans to add more cities to the collection – Brooklyn is next! – and also offer framed prints, cotton tea towels and other home textiles in the line.
“Our scarves are designed to celebrate places from a local’s perspective, with a nod to vintage style, but with a modern, irreverent sensibility,” designer Emily McDowell explains. “I’ve lived all over the country, and I’ve always had a fascination with the nuances and details that make each city unique. Not the touristy stuff, but the real, often-overlooked elements familiar to the people who actually live there: the kind of things that appeal to both residents and visitors alike.”
So, how can you snatch one of these up for yourself ?
Visit Emily+Ross on KickStarter, make a $100 donation and you’ll have one delivered before the holidays ! You can also buy signed digital prints to display on your walls; there are a variety of options to own of these beautiful vintage-inspired pieces, starting at $10 !
Raise your hand if you think we need a Scottsdale scarf !