Not to start this off on a negative note, but spring and summer fashion can sometimes be a little bit uninspiring; the same colours, the same patterns, digging the same jean jacket and floral dress out from the back of your wardrobe (cue Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada: “Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.”) So when you’re trying to incorporate a hint of the sunnier seasons – or even just a bit of interest – into your work wardrobe, it can be a little tricky. That’s why new exciting launches such as Medley Creations collection are very exciting.
Medley Creations is a UK-based artistic fashion house we came across earlier this season focusing on beautiful handcrafted scarves and sarongs. And I mean beautiful. The pieces are described as ‘wearable art’, and they certainly live up to that description. Vivid, unique, and utterly breathtaking – the designs sit expertly between striking and wearable, making them the perfect way to update your work wardrobe with fun, playful but office-appropriate colours.
Hand drawn designs; hand woven, luxurious fabrics so light it’s perfectly suited to the summer; and meticulous finishing set Medley scarves apart from the rest – each piece has a rich heritage and has been carefully crafted by skilled artisans.
OK, we know, replacing your work wardrobe is a huge task, and is often not feasible, but anything that makes it easy to inject a bit of personality and intrigue without having to scour the shops for weeks on end gets a huge tick in our book. And if these updates come in the form of meticulously crafted, extremely well designed scarves then, well, double tick! These pieces will look just as good in the boardroom with that matching blazer and skirt as they would on a casual Friday paired with a jean jacket or at a veranda in Santorini.
It’s only fair that these pieces are worn and utilised in creative ways. Scarves are incredibly versatile accessories, as well as wearing them the traditional way you could use them as a wrap (the best way to showcase the full artistic design), as a hair scarf (wrap a scarf around a messy bun on a bad hair day to add a bit of playfulness to your look), or as an accessory tied around the handles of your bag (an oldie, but a goodie). Honestly, you’re wearing a piece of art so you’re going to want to get the most out of it.
Not only are the pieces incredible, the philosophy behind the brand is wonderful too. The team at Medley wishes to break the convention of seasonal, gender specific, and throwaway trends – which is why they focus on creating high-quality, imaginative pieces. I know, you just can’t fault them. Another plus point (as if it were needed) is the emphasis Medley place on ethical production, such an important and often overlooked aspect of fashion. They are proving that ethical, high quality, and visually stunning pieces can easily be incorporated into your everyday wardrobe.
And the designs produced by Medley will fit seamlessly with your current wardrobe – whether you’re a seasoned wearer of brights or seriously stuck to your black t-shirt and jeans, there’s a unique option for everyone. What are you waiting for?
Shop the collection at http://medleycreations.co.uk/!