Italian designer scarves can really add pizzazz to an otherwise simple outfit. You can easily dress up a pair of jeans and a simple solid color shirt with something a little more special. With a little thought and some awesome videos about how to wear scarves you can be stylish with your scarves in no time at all.
Scarves come in all shapes, sizes, colors and designs, and some of the greatest of these works of art are by Italian designers. Since scarves are formed in such simple shapes, they offer a wonderful canvas for a myriad of design ideas. Simple hand painted pieces and incredible ornamentation are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but since everyone has different tastes the vast array of available scarves should provide the perfect something for everyone.
Let's start by looking at some of the genius behind these Italian designer scarves. I'm going to take a brief look at some of the best Italian designers who make some of the most beautiful and desirable scarves available today.
Armani has a very classic style aesthetic. This style was a development of visiting England as a young designer. He began with his line of menswear, and soon expanded into women's wear, junior lines, and accessories. Armani designs focus on wearability, comfort, and practicality. Emporio Armani is the home of Armani's cheaper lines of clothing and accessories.
Prada is still a family owned business and has been from its inception around 1913. They broke into the fashion industry at first selling leather bags and suitcases. In the late 70's, Prada began working with a nylon fabric which looked just like silk.
They started to show women's wear in the late 80's and in the early 90's launched the Miu Miu brand which was named after Miuccia Prada, the granddaughter of Mario Prada the originator of the brand. Miu Miu began producing women's ready-to-wear, and shoes, as well as bags, Italian designer scarves, and accessories.
Fendi as a company began in the mid-1920's as the producer of items made from leather and fur. Bags were their main focus from the beginning. Soon the 5 Fendi sisters joined the business and so the finely detailed products were produced by women for women. In the 1960's they hired Karl Lagerfeld and so began their journey into women's wear.
In the 1980's they began to venture into fragrances, and the 1990's brought them into the realm of menswear and accessories, making their production of scarves a fairly recent development. Fendi is most famed for its baguette - a small, simply shaped, handbag made to the highest standards and decorated in many stunning ways.
Franco Moschino was quite the character in the world of fashion. Though he passed away at a fairly early age due to illness, he surely made his mark on the industry with his witty and often controversial jabs at fashion itself. Moschino only began producing his own lines in the early 80's. He had an innate ability to laugh at himself and was constantly showing his opinions and views through the displays of his fashion lines on the catwalk.
Alberta Ferretti began her fashion career at age 19 selling other designer's clothing from a small boutique in her home town. In the mid-70's she decided to create her own brand. The 80's brought along huge growth in her company and now her fashion group directs a handful of some other major design houses.
In the early 2000's Ferretti introduced lingerie, beachwear, Italian designer scarves, and accessories lines. She later jumped into designing wedding dresses, sportswear, and girl's clothing lines. Ferretti now has a vast collection of stores worldwide.
Gianni Versace began his design career as an apprentice in his mother's dressmaking business and went on to work as a freelance designer. He began producing his own lines in the late 1970's and showed his first women's wear collection in Milan.
His style was vibrant, bold, and unconventional. He creatively combined his cuts with high art and produced stunningly theatrical pieces throughout the whole of his relatively short career.
Guccio Gucci began his design career by opening a small leather goods store in his native Italy. Though his design aesthetic was inspired by England, he determined to combine this with the master craftsmanship of his home town craftsmen in Italy.
Gucci began the sophisticated trend of horsemanship inspired pieces in his line of gloves, bags, and other accessories. This horsemanship trend continued through the 50's with the now totally distinguishable green-red-green stripe hallmark associated with Gucci designer products.
In the 1960's, with Gucci now passed away, his sons took over the business and produced the famed Flora silk designer scarves for Grace Kelly. The Gucci brand is synonymous with quality and craftsmanship as they continue to work with ever more luxurious materials.
I hope you enjoyed that quick trip into the backgrounds of some of the best and most famous designers of designer scarves. I know you'll be blown away by the creativity of these tremendous designers.
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