Twice as shy,
A girl in the rainbow scarf.
Adorns her own tale,
She’s her own muse and mine.
Wrapped around her unconventionality,
Hummed as she walked.
In her kindness and endure,
She offered all her scarves.
Layer upon layer, a scarf is not a veil to hide the beauty beneath; the charm is adorned with a scarf. It can turned and twisted for a perfect bow-tie, neck-tie and a headscarf.
Personally, I have forever been in love with african turbans, hijab and some easy twisted headbands. I have been experimenting with the drape and collecting them since a long time now and every time it feels as good as the first time.
A scarf affords a mean to synthesise environmental needs with a cultural tradition. An integral part of identity in one’s culture, religion, beliefs and style. The diversity and the way its embraced in many cultures is something that had always intrigued me. I wanted to listen to the individual voices of women from different cultures and how a piece of cloth is both relevant and personal to them.
Gorgeous summer scarfs and exquisite pieces of accessories by Vajor was all I had in my mind.
The colour and pattern of the scarf was chosen by each woman and the scarfs were worn as one’s own. There were emotions and subtle messages for one’s to read. With every tie and a knot, there was a smile on their faces and a beautiful exchange.
In a room filled with women with many stories of a headscarf there was a lot to express and learn.
They swayed, hummed and danced with a scarf in the hand. Unbounded and unhindered, creating a new way for modernity and tradition to coexist in the most natural and melodious way for all.
Concept by Ashima Gandhi and Pakhi sen | Styling and creative direction by Ashima Gandhi|
Photography by Abhishek Babu | MUA by Rohit Singh | Muse – Lhanzey, Charlie, Kulsoom, Asmi|
Summer Scarfs and jewellery by Vajor