03 September 2009

Candice Wren Pretty Pashminas

Pashminas, pashminas often practical and versatile for those cold lazy days,layer it up with long knit tops and knit cardies, but sadly that is about the only fashion outing and opportunity so to speak pashminas receive. For after that pashminas are dismissed and discarded, left to collect cotton dust in the back of the wardrobe.
Because sadly pashminas have always just been practical. That's it, that's the short fate of the understated pashmina a timid fashion accessory,lacking behind other fashion accessories in regards to snazzy fashion points.
For their often too ordinary, drab and dull.To avoid further fashion neglect the pashmina needs to shred its original skin and prove to its harsh pashmina haters that the pashmina can be a much desired, popular wardrobe item.

Designer Candice Wren may just be about to kick off a pashmina revolution!Injecting pashminas with a dose of colour. Whilst on her holiday in Turkey Candice Wren couldn't help but notice how popular pashminas were, but also how they lacked surface design and decoration.It was that moment illustrator and print designer Candice conjured up a cracking idea, combine the two.
Candice bought up a few pashmina souvenirs returned home and began experimenting applying her adorable and fun prints to the plain pashminas,"It was a trial which just snowballed into a fashion brand of printed pashminas!" Candice's besspoke pashminas was born.
Using designs from her graduate work such as dolly costumes and perfume bottles. Expanding ideas and designs into her first ever pashmina collection which is evidently screaming out for an extension... Could a S/S Candice Wren fabulous fashion collection maybe on the cards? "I would love to do a collaboration Id particularly like to team up with a good seamstress/pattern cutter where beautifully developed clothes could be made using the printed fabric I would supply. I think a range of tea dresses would be perfect since all my designs are ultra girly.
There is a particular label on Portobello market where a girl makes all her own clothes under the name Millua. Her style is gypsy and girlish and she uses pretty light and floaty materials, mainly dresses which you could dress up or down with a pair of leggings. I would love to work with her."

photos: Candice Wren pashmina collection.

visit:candicewren.co.uk info@candicewren.co.uk


knalleffekt said...

those scarfs are so cute. love the yellow one

daisychain said...

*adds to christmas lust list*
I adore pashminas. Saved me from death by frostbite many a time.

Em x said...

Oohh i love my pashminas and those ones are fantastic! x

MT said...

on my the first two pashminas are indeed beautiful... wanna grab one :D

♥Music Fashion Clutter ♥ said...

Hi.... Thanks for your kinds comments.

Dog out thos scarfs indeed :) xx

have a great weekend

Kat said...

thanks so much!
the third scarf is perfect!

Diary of a Young Designer said...

They are absolutely gorgeous, the fabrics are so bright and colorful. ^-^


Jojo said...

Oh wow I love them. To be honest I pretty much live in scarves and pashminas as my neck always gets cold!!! Want one or all of them now!

Love Jojo

Winnie said...

My staple winter scarf is a lime green pashmina (actually it's in my header!) I love it.

Hawa said...

oh my lord!! look at those colours!! must have the yellow one...your blog is so full of colour and life, definetly a sign of an amazing illustrator

prettyneons said...

Hawa thanks your so sweet X

Prettyneons X

Couture Carrie said...

So whimsical and lovely!