British-based designer and illustrator Karen Mabon has just launched her Spring/Summer 2019 collection of illustrated silk scarves. The playfully bright collection draws inspiration from a range of ideas including the golden age of travel, training for a marathon as well as dog weddings. Each design was drawn by hand in Karen’s London studio before the scarves were printed and finished by hand in Lake Como, Italy.
Karen established her eponymous label in 2013, after attending London’s Royal College of Art, and quickly became known for her illustrative silk scarves. Each illustration tells its own story, whether that be curious creatures, nostalgia-fuelled memories or characters acting out scenes from an old, forgotten film. Her label has introduced cashmere scarves, silk sleepwear and cushions, growing into a full range of decorative pieces. Karen has also created bespoke prints and illustrations for clients such as Peter Alexander, V&A, Vogue 100, Universal Pictures, LUSH cosmetics and Anthropologie.
Check out more of Karen's designs here or shop the SS19 collection online here.