This May Be The Most Versatile Piece Of Art You’ll Own


March 17, 2017 | BY Karen Tee

Artist Julien Calot has designed a vibrant collection of summer-friendly silk scarves for Longchamp.





La Route de l’Eté


La Route de l’Eté


La Route de l’Eté

 What’s not to love about silk scarves?

Whether draped around the neck, wrist or waist, or even worn as a top, they can dress up an outfit in an infinite number of ways. These versatile wonders can also be tied onto a bag for a pop of colour—or framed up for display, especially if they are as aesthetically appealing as the ones designed by French artist Julien Calot for Longchamp’s latest Spring 2017 scarf collection.

 After all, the 35-year-old up-and-coming artist intended for the designs to double up as works of art. He says, “I approached these silk scarves as if they were canvas paintings. They need to tell a story.”

 An avid traveller, Calot’s vibrant designs for Longchamp feature his signature bold tribal-inspired style of sharp curves, vivid colours and medleys of bodies and faces on edgy backgrounds, to express the sense of carefree freedom that the season evokes.

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La Route de l’Eté, features a wildflower-lined path to the beach, with the ocean in the background while La Vie dans la Nuit is an abstract interpretation of lights and constellations in the night sky with the alphabets spelling Longchamp cleverly worked into the print.

 This is the brand’s first scarf collaboration with Calot, whom they worked with for the first time on their memorable festive greeting cards last year, and is one art-meets-fashion collaboration we sure hope will continue for more seasons to come.

His two designs for Longchamp, each available in five colourways, are now available in Longchamp boutiques.

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