Piece of the Week: Les Belles Heures Neckerchief
If there is one thing that the French can do better than anyone else it is wear a scarf with style. They weave them into their locks, slip them through belt loops of their pants and knot them in all sorts of creative ways around their necks so that the final result always looks nonchalantly chic.
Now the brand Les Belles Heures is happily supporting this well-known fact with its line-up of sophisticated scarves that have a very enviable origins story. The designs bring together the best of today’s French and Italian savoir-faire. Each piece is first conceived in Paris, then those ideas travel to Italy where they are woven into luxe scarves in Treviso, which are then printed in Lake Como, and finally return to France to be hand rolled by local artisans in Lyon.
Crafted from a mix of modal and silk threads, each collection of scarves gets its inspiration from very particular places and times. For example, according to the brand’s website the Collection N°1 is described in this way, “a series of 9 scarves that brings you along the dusty paths of Tuscany and the crowded beaches of Le Marche, in the refreshing coves of Liguria and the pebbled streets of Milan, in the bay of Naples and on the docks of Genova.”
That certainly paints a pretty evocative and enviable picture. Now Les Belles Heures doesn’t guarantee that you will be living the life its scarves were inspired by or be as clever as a native French person in the way you wear one of their pieces. But the classicly beautiful designs of these scarves will absolutely make you think you just might be able to achieve both of those lofty goals if you don one of Les Belles Heures’s neckerchiefs.
Jessica Michault is the Senior Vice President of industry relations at GPS Radar by Launchmetrics. She is also the editor-at-large for ODDA magazine and contributes to publications like the New York Times, the Business of Fashion, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Mixte magazine.
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