Lyon based scarf brand Mille neuf cent quatre vingt quatre just turned two years old. The brands creators, Marie Colin-Madan and Amélie Charroin, use different techniques when creating their patterns and prints.
But – and this is where things get intersing – each method used is a manual one. That is to say the girls employ drawing, painting and photomontage techniques to create their complex motifs, and try to stear as clear from the digital realm as possible.
Their inspiration comes from all over, but they do draw much of their ideas from art history and architecture. When it comes to production, both girls like to keep things as local as possible, which is a great idea considering the business they’re in.
Lyon just happens to be a sort of mecca for all things silk so one can rest assured they’re getting their money’s worth with this product. And beyond the scarf itself, the packaging – screen printed by hand in house – boasts a charm all its own.
The giant wispy silk scarves are like nothing we’ve come across in the way of intersting accessories lately. While the wearability factor is up for debate (they are extremely giant, the patterns alone are enough to make us want to own at least a few of them.
Also very much worth checking out is their “modèles”, the hand worked prints and pattern work before each one was printed onto a scarf. It’s a pretty impressive body of work, and makes quite the argument for the non-digitally rendered design.