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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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NOT SO CLASSIC

Brad McGlashan

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Australian Indigenous artists are creating some incredible artworks. Combining tradition with modern principles, we are now seeing dot paintings rendered in vibrant hues such as fuchsia, electric blue and sunflower yellow. Scarf label, One of Twelve understands the power of these works and their place in modern culture. Collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island artists, such as Samuel Miller, these scarves make a fashion statement. 

Miller’s ‘Ngayuku Ngura’ silk satin scarf is alive with colours and would breathe new life into any look. However, we’ve decided to give this piece an American Hustle makeover by teaming it with Sies Marjan’s creased metallic trench coat and Jimmy Choo’s white sock boot (side bar: white boots are going to be a big trend this winter, just remember not to wear them on rainy days!). Schield’s leggy earrings hit the right notes with their contemporary design, while The Volon’s sequin embellished bag picks up the rainbow of colours in Miller’s scarf.  

At first sight this is an outfit built on the classics: a trench coat, ankle boots, Jackie O sunglasses and a neat box bag (a shape worthy of The Queen), yet like Miller’s scarf, each piece challenges convention and proves that tradition can live outside the box.

MEET OUR MATCH: ONE OF TWELVE

Brad McGlashan

There is no doubt about it, Australian organisation, One of Twelve, is our kindred spirit!  Passionate and dedicated to the art sector, they have created a range of scarves that celebrate emerging and established artists within the Asia Pacific region in a tangible way. As many of you are aware, art is at the heart of everything we do here at Skarfe — it is in every silk fibre that hangs in our store— so it seems only natural that we should welcome One of Twelve into our collection.

Working directly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres, the range includes works by five artists: Margaret Baragurra, Derek O’Conner, Ham Darroch, Jimmy Donegan and Samuel Miller. Each vibrant design is realized on a silk satin square with hand-rolled hems and is accompanied with the artist’s card, detailing their background and practice. While each scarf is utterly unique, there is an intrinsic harmony that is so undeniably Australian. It is this focus, this interest in our country that makes these works so empowering.

We are so excited to have found our soul sister, or brother from another mother, in One of Twelve and hope you too will be captivated by their cultural synergy.

Shop the new One of Twelve range here