The Finishing Touch - The Bend Magazine

The Finishing Touch

The essentials - part six

By: Jarred Schuetze  Photo By: Aaron Garcia

With a rich history dating back to Ancient Egypt circa 1300 BC, what we know today as the silk scarf has gone through tremendous evolution. Starting as a status symbol for royals, the silk scarf gained popularity as a token of luxury when in 1937 the French house Hermès produced the first true luxury scarf. Made with imported Chinese silk, which was twice as strong as any other fabric at the time, it made history. Throughout the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s, to today, the silk scarf has been revered by fashion-savvy consumers as an essential, versatile, and must-have accessory.   


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