Agnès Hardi presents this small bandana scarf, 50 centimeters square, printed on 67g / m² silk twill. The Olbius pattern is inspired by the foliage of a tropical plant.The Olbius pattern is inspired by the foliage of a tropical plant. Its Arsenic variant is predominantly green and blue on a yellow background with a Tyrian pink leaf.
This pattern is part of a collection of scarves with varied patterns and shimmering colors entirely designed by Agnès Hardi. There are geometric patterns, flowers, leaves, old documents, Asian or architectural inspirations. You will find different formats in this collection: the 50 x 50 cm bandana, the 90 x 90 cm square scarf, and the 180 x 90 cm stole.
All the squares, regardless of their size, are printed on 67 grams per square meter silk twill, as well as two stole patterns: Rosko and Vitralo. The stoles of the other patterns are printed on 40/45 grams per square meter cotton voile. The finish of all items printed on silk is a hand-crafted French roll. The finishes of the cotton voile stoles are machine-made flat hems.
Origin of OLBIUS by Agnès
Each year, I organize a student trip to a new area in France. Although it is frustrating to not be actively creating during that week, it gives me pleasure to share some of my experience and know-how.
One spring we were at « La Crau » in the south of France. We accumulated views of the Mediterranean landscape and studied the proud palm trees of the Olbius Riquier Parc in Hyères and took the opportunity to visit the tropical greenhouse there.
The cascade of pierced leaves called out to me, and I knew at once that it would become a new creation one day. Not a scarf yet, that came later on, working in my silent workshop….