IN THE PRESS: Mint
WEARABLE ARTby Sidin Vadukut
A silk scarf is perhaps the simplest item of luxury clothing imaginable. To the untrained eye, it looks little more than a square of luxurious fabric that is often, but not always, finished with a lively pattern or print. And that is about it. Subsequently connoisseurs pay hundreds upon hundreds of dollars/euros/assorted international currencies to acquire exquisite scarves made by marquee brands.
Or so it seems. But, in fact, the simplicity of a silk scarf, I recently learned, is partly illusion. The same illusion that is created by a simple film or an easy-to-read piece of classic prose. The simplicity is limited merely to the eye of the beholder. To the creator, the synthesis of the work often entails backbreaking work and perseverance.
After some two decades of working as a graphic designer and creative director for some of the world’s most well recognized brands, Darshana Shilpi Rouget began working on a collection of scarves only a year ago.