“…a scarf is, admittedly, not a tapestry, not a dress, it is a mere square of silk or some other material intended to be worn around the head. But it can be treated as a work of art. It can be collected like a rare book or print…” Sacheverell Sitwell. 1947.
You are absolutely right, Sir Sitwell. A scarf is a work of art in its own right indeed, representing a story, personal or imaginary, initially drawn as a painting. Silviya Neri scarves are born in Italy with the promise to keep the traditions alive- each scarf must be an artwork initially drawn by hand. In order to achieve the highest quality scarves that will last a lifetime and will be passed down from one generation to the next, Silviya Neri’s hand drawn artworks are digitally printed on twill silk in the best textile companies in the world- in the heart of Como region itself. It is not only important to produce in Italy so that we obtain a “Made in Italy” tag, or because it is a place of old fame, heritage and traditions. It is our core value to create timeless, season-less, beyond trends scarves of value, and work with companies who lead the fashion industry towards zero discharge of hazardous chemicals. It is our mutual commitment to eliminate the toxic and harmful substances from our production cycle.
Silviya, a professional illustrator and artist, launched the Silviya Neri label in 2011 in Milan, Italy. The brand debuted as a small but solid niche company, offering a “silk exhibition of oddities”- eclectic and extraordinary collection of silk scarves prints. The magical patterns printed on the finest Italian silk have been sold across the globe at the world’s top boutiques and department stores including Merci in Paris, United Arrows in Tokyo and Barneys in New York.
Silviya Neri cordially invites you to delve into the world of magic and decorative beauty.