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Skarfe is Australia's premier scarf boutique. We source & select the finest scarves from around the world, and ship to your door for free. Skarfe also offers custom digital printing services & works with talented local artists on limited edition scarf collaborations.

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LOUISE GIBSON X FRONT ROW SOCIETY

Brad McGlashan

Fashion brand Front Row Society presents a new collection inspired by international artists. The brand collaborated with Berlin-based artists Louise Gibson, Michelle Jezierski and Santiago Taccetti to create wearable and stylish pieces. Through careful curation, these artists were selected to enhance Front Row Society’s aesthetic.

Front Row Society began as an initiative to engage the community with the fashion they wear. The latest collaboration was developed following an open call, which asked artists to submit works that could be translated into designs. The winners were voted in and their designs were actualized into high-end fashion.

In keeping with this collaborative spirit, their latest collection translates visual art into fashion. The textures and colours from the artists’ work become elements of scarves, bags and other accessories. Designers worked closely with the artists to find meaningful ways to incorporate these visuals into a cohesive line.

The scarves inspired by Louise Gibson’s sculptures maintain the beige and transparent tones from her pieces. The flesh and muted colours become 3D shawls and embroidered details.

The sophistication is present across the accessories from Front Row Society this season. The brand understands how to give artists a platform in fashion, while maintaining wearability. Items can be bought from stores in worldwide, including SKARFE. For a listing by country and a better look at their brand, visit here. To see further examples of Front Row's collaborative work with artists (in store only), visit the Sydney SKARFE boutique here. 

Partial text credit: Berlin Art Link

JESS JOHNSON X SKARFE

Brad McGlashan

Skarfe has just released our third, much anticipated artist collaboration, this time with acclaimed artist Jess Johnson. Johnson knows about the visual clash of human worlds. Born in Tauranga, New Zealand, Johnson was based in Melbourne for ten years and has now permanently relocated to eventful, visually abundant New York. Johnson is known for installation and video work as well as works on paper: densely imagined explorations of dystopic worlds, reflecting her interest in science fiction, parallel universes, outsider art and comic books. And her patterned, speculative graphics with their recurring human figuration – people caught in the contortions of sleeping, yoga or sex – are perfect for translation on to foldable, wearable fabrics.

Three of Johnson’s works, GilgameshFlesh Screensaver, and Wallpaper, have been digitally printed then hand-finished in a limited edition range of oversized silk scarves. Gilgamesh is a gorgeous medley of bright pattern and epic scope inspired by the ancient Babylonian poem. Flesh Screensaver and Wallpaper show ritualised, tessellated human forms on a delicate pale and a rich dark background respectively.

Johnson’s collaboration with Skarfe follows her solo NGV exhibition Wurm Haus and relocation to New York on the coveted Australia Council’s Green Street Studio residency. Skarfe's prior artist collaborations include works made with Lucas Grogan and Kushana Bush. For further information about Jess Johnson, visit her website.