Is there any better canvas than the square silk scarf? Not for Amelie Charroin and Marie Colin-Madan of the French accessories brand Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre. (That’s 1984 for the less Francophilic among you).
The two women use the fashion staple to explore hand-drawn, screen-printed themes that take inspiration from video clips, art history, and instances of timeless pop culture. The first collection, inspired by the 1984 Eric Rohmer film "Full Moon in Paris", included a vast range of objects – accordion lamps, vase of tulips and a neon exit sign – all throughout a disorienting architectural space.
Shifting and subtle shades of gray clash with pastels, and a small army of plastic bags zig-zag through a twilight zone. In another collection, Neo Geo, the two explore different ideas of the landscape, from Google Earth to the tropical palm-tree pastiche of Hawaiian shirts. Each scarf is a small work of art, woven and printed by the best silk manufacturers in France.