Tomorrow, you don’t need to worry about your hair. Tomorrow you can wake up and throw on a headscarf. Hello, lazy luze, goodbye bad hair day.
Jade Telles created her first collection after graduating from Brighton in 2012. The four-piece range is digitally printed in Gloucestershire, and the bright, psychedelic designs are inspired by her British, Goan and Kenyan heritage. Fold in half twice to make an eye-catching headscarf. They also look good as a bib over a white shirt. Sofia, £140.
More Lillim Than Eve is a young Manchester-based label, who launched their ecommerce site two weeks ago with a range of scarves inspired by the belle époque. This lily design comes in two different patterns on heavy silk, measuring 100cm x 100cm, or as a long scarf on polyester chiffon. Japanese waterlily 60cm x 175cm, £80.
Cléo Ferin Mercury’s latest collection screams summer holidays through and through. This London-based designer learned scarf-making from her French grandmother, but her patterns are thoroughly modern. These tropical fruits are subtler when worn, whether around the neck with insouciance or (what we’re about right now) as a glam headscarf. Ice-cream in blue, £160.
Sparrows Green Studio is named after a spot in the Sussex village designer space that Kate Palmer grew up in. The countryside is a clear influence on her hand-drawn designs of bats, bees and dramatic stag beetles. This scarf is pure silk, and is the right size (200cm x 34cm) for creating a head wrap without too much folding. Statement British birds, £60.
Charlotte Hudders hand draws intricate patterns based on her experiences of living in Bali. Her passion for wearable art translates into silk scarves in abstract designs (plus the odd flamingo). The kaleidoscopic iris is striking in a rich purple, although the monochrome version might pass as office-appropriate headwear. Iris lavender, £95.