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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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MOTHER OF THE DRY TREE

Brad McGlashan

Nell,   Mother of the Dry Tree   2017, Synthetic polymer paint and mixed media on linen, wood.

Nell, Mother of the Dry Tree 2017, Synthetic polymer paint and mixed media on linen, wood.

AC/DC, the Virgin Mary and Child — a collaboration? Why not! Here at Skarfe we continue to explore the fascination and utter joy of turning a significant piece of contemporary art into something that is uniquely wearable, and more importantly attainable!

Imagine yourself swathed in the arm-like branches of artist, Nell’s ‘Mother of the Dry Tree’ painting, hung at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, as part of The National: 2017. Rendered upon a luxuriously soft and lightweight cashmere and modal blend, this oversized piece is both haunting and seductive.  Fusing religious iconography with a rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic, our scarf exemplifies the way in which material and image combine to create its own distinctive art form. Nell’s work literally speaks for itself- with its wailing ovoid shapes that could possibly be singing a rendition of ‘Highway to Hell’. Now isn’t that an interesting thought?!

Nell is represented by Roslyn Oxley9. Shop the limited edition Nell collaboration here.

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

MODERN FLANEURS INTERVIEW

Brad McGlashan

PHOTO CREDIT: MODERN FLANEURS

PHOTO CREDIT: MODERN FLANEURS

I was recently interviewed by ardent traveller, writer, and business coach Cathy Becq, for her excellent blog Modern Flaneurs

The first time I went to Sydney, I spotted a beautiful tiny shop called SKARFE in Potts Point dedicated only to…scarves. The window was beautifully dressed, with colourful scarves arranged in the form of a giant ice cream cone. The shop was closed, so I returned another time to discover what it has to offer.

When I entered, I was greeted by owner Brad McGlashan who showed me his gorgeous collections, which are a result of a close collaboration with contemporary artists.

I spent quite a long time in the shop and it turned into a full-fledged interview as Brad talked me through his concept. Here are some abstracts of our conversation. Read on