Silk scarves are again very popular. How are they now worn and where can you find the most beautiful models? Here you get all the answers.
The silk scarf, also known as a foulard, is one of the absolute classics among accessories. It is counted among the most elegant and exclusive pieces of clothing in the world and can look back on a long history. Silk production was once a closely guarded secret of the Chinese court. According to a legend, the wife of the emperor discovered the magical work of silk worms, also known as mulberry caterpillars. The Chinese emperor initially did not want to share this wonder of nature with the world. But since the noble silk fabric made it from China to Khotan, today's Afghanistan, on to India, Korea, Japan, and all over the world 1900 years ago, many fashion fans have been enjoying the fine fabric to this day. Today, silk fabrics are becoming more affordable and even making it into mainstream fashion. Right at the forefront: the silk scarf.
The silk scarf is the trend accessory of our time. We find it in the current fashion trends as well as a trendy hair accessory. We see the classic in many collections and also on famous heads, for example here on our German street style queen Caro Daur. She presents her silk scarf from Louis Vuitton on the sidelines of the Fashion Week in Milan 2020. The great designers of this world are especially known for their silk scarves. These included Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Etro - but it was made famous by the French label Hermès, which launched its first designs in 1937 and thus not only made French women big fans.
Hermès silk scarves are among the most sought-after fashion accessories and are also very popular among street-style stars. And we can hardly defend ourselves against the attraction of the fashion classic. The square Hermès silk scarf was made world-famous in the 1960s by style icons like Jackie Kennedy. Since then, the Hermès scarf has been a bestseller for the designer label. Today the silk scarf is available in more than 250 designs. Sometimes as a scarf, bandana, headscarf, scarf, or top. It reaches dimensions between 5 x 86 cm, 70 x 70, 90 x 90 cm and 140 x 140 cm. The prices are between 160 euros and a whopping 3,100 euros. We would choose this model:Hermès silk scarf - 385.00 €
The hottest fashion label 2021 Gucci is also known for its silk scarves. The pretty scarves and shawls are available in 23 designs, mostly painted with colorful flower prints. The 90 x 90 cm to 140 x 140 cm large Gucci silk scarves are often provided with Gucci lettering, some samples come from the archives of well-known personalities such as the music producer Ken Scott. They are always part of the big runway shows. If you want one, you have to spend between 155 euros and 620 euros. We are completely in love with this scarf:MyTheresa - Gucci silk scarf - € 375.00
Also hot: silk scarves from Etro. The cool patterns make every boring outfit look super cool. The label has a total of four selected silk scarves in its range. All available between 210 euros and 365 euros. They are printed with characteristic paisley prints in bright colors. Beautiful and always an it-piece!MyTheresa - Etro silk scarf - € 295.00
The pretty silk scarves from the designer label Dolce & Gabbana should of course not be missing here! The opulent flower patterns, motifs, and paintings come in striking colors and immediately catch the eye. The scarves are made in Italy from silk twill and cost between 145 euros and 695 euros. This variant belongs in our wardrobe:
Dolce & Gabbana silk scarf - € 295.00
The silk scarves from the Versace label should not be missing from our list. The fine masterpieces like to adorn the necks, heads, and handbags of the great fashion icons. We love the characteristic prints and strong color contrasts of black, white, and gold. The label has 26 models in its range, which cost between 220 euros and 650 euros.MyTheresa - Versace silk scarf - € 340.00
The silk scarves by luxury designer Louis Vuittons are also in great demand. The label currently has more than 130 models. The Louis Vuitton foulards range from 90 x 90 cm to 122 x 122 cm and cost between 165 euros to 615 euros. Often seen on it: colorful motifs mixed with the famous Louis Vuitton logo and animal prints. But the simple versions are also very popular.Louis Vuitton silk scarf - € 375.00
Tying silk scarves is made super simple and easy. You can quickly find video tutorials online in case you need any help. The steps are actually pretty self-explanatory. Let's look at how cool you can use the silk scarf.
The silk headscarf is easy to tie. It not only protects the hair from wind and weather but is now really popular. Halve the silk scarf in the middle and fold it into a triangle. Place the longest side on the forehead and tie the two tips together behind the head.
This variant is best for beginners: simply tie the silk scarf around as a small scarf. It can sit loosely and throw wrinkles. Leonie Hanne shows how it's done:
Can it be a little edgy? But please! Simply use the silk scarf as a hairband or tie a large knot on your head.
Not in the mood for wild knots? Then just do it like our street style icon Olivia Palermo. She throws the silk scarf casually over her shoulders and lets it run past the rever collar to the left and right. So beautiful!