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Before her eponymous label, British accessory designer Jane Carr was a fashion veteran consulting for Jil Sander and Balenciaga, even acting as Head of Prints at one of the most iconic fashion houses known for patterns, Versace. Wearing a silk leopard print (ombre!) scarf from her Autumn/ Winter 2016 collection inspired me to go for an androgynous look. Lately, I sensed my style has been very feminine, so different to what I preferred when I was younger and whenever something is getting a little too familiar, I like to switch it up.
If you could’ve seen me in front of my mirror, crazy things were happening. I was twisting the scarf into a turban, tying it around the handles of my bag à la Hermes, and even experimenting with how to wear it as a top (it’s too cold right now so that idea died out as quickly as sunlight in winter). Finally, taking inspiration from Baudelaire’s idea of the 19th century flaneur, I came up with this look. I used the scarf as a cravat of sorts, tying it into a bow for a softer edge, and pairing it with a velvet blazer. To keep it on trend, I layered with my ‘pyjama’ shirt and wore calf hair leopard boots to bring out the scarf’s pattern.
Photos by Michael, @kidcircus
Jane Carr scarf
Ralph Lauren blazer
Fashion Union shirt
Sam Edelman boots
Saint Laurent bag