Fox and Chave get silky for AW12/13

I saw and snapped so many gorgeous things yesterday it’s hard to know where to begin; expect plenty o’ posts today, peeps.

Let’s start with an accessories brand I discovered at the micomms “Christmas in July” press day. This is deffo a designer that my mum-readers might like – I’m always being asked about playground chic, and there’s nothing more effective than a statement scarf to jazz up an otherwise dull school run outfit.

British brand Fox and Chave create scarves, ties, boxers and bags inspired by artworks, and every piece has a little story behind it. They sell their hand-finished wares in non-fashion outlets including museums, art galleries, stately homes and National Trust sites, but you can also buy them online.

I fell in love with a camel and sky blue giraffe print scarf (and may have made off with it – shhhhh) but check out some more of their colourful, story-fuelled offerings….

I wish my landing looked like this; a selection of Fox and Chave scarves are draped across the bannister
Inspired by a detail from Jean-Marc Nattier’s “Manon Balletti”, the Nattier Roses square scarf is sold online – and at the National Gallery
As well as silk scarves, the brand is known for silk ties, bags and cotton boxers, as well as a limited run of hand-painted cotton jackets
The silk clutch bags are a new addition to the collection
I’m off to the beach on Friday with E’s school (Lord help me) – one of these lined deco floral shoulder bags would come in handy (and keep the rain off the packed lunch rather stylishly)
These jute bags are cute too – they come without the scarf, so you can chop and change the look you achieve
If you’re a cat fan, you’ll love this feline friendly scarf
Written by Johanna Payton