70′s STYLE – VINTAGE ASCHER SCARVES
Images above from the Ascher catalogue following the V&A retrospective 1987
Lida and Zika Ascher were the leading international innovators, producers and fabric designers of the post war years. Hardy Amies, Balenciaga, Capucci, Pierre Cardin, Dior, Givenchy, Lanvin-Castillo, Yves Saint Laurent and Mary Quant were amongst the many fashion brands that were supplied with Ascher printed and woven textiles.
Alongside their incredible dress fabrics the Aschers were renowned for their head squares. They not only produced the famous artist head squares of the 1940′s, but each year issued a series of scarves, which were discreetly patterned and coloured, to complement any ensemble, without being intrusive. During the 70′s they also issued a range of cotton gauze head scarves, simply-striped or checked squares in beautiful colours which were intended for a range of uses. In the photo shown film actress Janet Agren wears one half of a two piece bikini made exclusively from the soft cotton squares, this ensemble also came with a matching summer dress made from scarves stitched together!
We are utterly enchanted with them. They are unique, pretty, unfussy, chic and useful, infact everything Tallulah & Hope holds dear. For maximum impact we love them best looped through our suede Scarf Belts and worn round the waist of our Classic Long or Short kaftans or Circle Cape poncho. We would also like to stress that these are unused stock from the 70′s in mint condition. If you see one you like buy it! Once they sell out they are gone forever…