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How to Wear Your Burberry Scarves

How to Wear Your Burberry Scarves
By Jolene Khor
July 26, 2016

Twist it, turn it, tuck it. New ways to dress up the new Burberry scarves—and pair them with the latest It bag.


Singapore Tatler contributing fashion director Desmond Lim suggested exposing the frays of the scarf to give texture and form.

It was a hot day out, but temperatures were dropping in the Burberry store at Ion Orchard. Cocktail shakers were in the air. Waiters made their rounds with signature drinks and canapes as guests of Singapore Tatler chatted about the special autumn/winter pieces Burberry had flown in from London just for the exclusive event. 

On everyone’s lips? The Burberry Scarf Bar. It opened late last year, offering an impressive range of lightweight cashmere scarves in over 30 colours and tens of shades of thread for personalised monogramming. Made in two distinguished Scottish mills, in Elgin and Ayr, each scarf is craftily woven on a traditional loom, then washed in fresh waters before finishing touches are applied.

Scarves as precious as the ones produced by Burberry deserve more than a casual throw over a cold shoulder. The presentation by Tatler contributing fashion director Desmond Lim proved that they shouldn’t only see daylight in cooler climates.

To better show them off, wear the scarves on the head, he advised, as he demonstrated three ways to tie them over brushed hair. The first look has a halo effect and is ideal for those looking for a neat yet textured finish. “Flat hair is bad hair!” he warned.

The second, the scarf equivalent of a messy bun, was a hit as it didn’t require a skilful hand to recreate. “Don’t work up a sweat making the twists flawless. It’s supposed to be relaxed and imperfect,” said Desmond. The last look was perhaps the easiest to copy—lay the scarf over the forehead before tying a bow at the back.

What’s in a name
The It accessory to complement the scarf is the Patchwork bag, fresh off the Burberry Womenswear February 2016 runway show. The bag du jour boasts an exclusive mix of colours, patterns and embellishments in leather, checks and exotic skins, all finished with a polished buckle inspired by the brand’s iconic trench coat. No two bags are the same, as each design is truly one of a kind.

The individuality of the bags are armoured by their own unique names—every Patchwork, designed in London and made in Italy, is individually named after a British street, town or village. An accessory imagined with an eclectic fashionista in mind, it can be worn as a shoulder bag via its chunky strap, across the body with a detachable longer strap, or held as a clutch in the evenings.

Images: Max Chan/101teamwork


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