Meet Cleo Mercury a Parisienne in London bringing tongue in cheek print chic to silk accessories. It was lovely meeting this emerging Designer at her south East studio, who already has prestigious stockists Urban Outfitters, and the V&A shop amongst others. This woman has an attention to detail that culminates in hand rolled edges, and painstakingly cutting swathes of fabric by hand, to accommodate her animal motif limited editions. Her beautiful scarves and print silk collars are all made in the UK, comprised of digitally printed silk. Expect full on tableaus from the vibrancy of her AW14 circus, highlighting the trapeze and Harlequins; to new Resort SS15 luxe party picnic scenes.
It is important that the intricate designs don’t get lost. Cleo has carefully designed every scarf to have individual elements to be showcased, and with each new fold the look becomes new. Cleo kindly demonstrated her silk tying skills, and these are highly original ideas, so here is part 1 including the chic urban knot, and her amazing necklace knot.