By merging abstractionism with real imagery, Isabelle Gougenheim creates eye-catching luxury scarves with electric colours and images - free-spirited creations, inspired by street photography and graffiti that will transport you to faraway places.
Growing up in France, the fashion capital of the world, Isabelle Gougenheim uses scarves as an authentic medium to express her creativity and passion. Her sketches are transformed into wearable art scarves when printed on luxuriously soft silk and modal fabric in Italy.
The Grand Carré Scarf by Isabelle Gougenheim Designs is both multi-faceted and multi-functional, allowing creation and exploration. An eclectic accessory by nature, the shape of the scarves is more than meets the eye, as the square-54-inch textile effortlessly ties into a belt or wraps like a headband.
The colourful and whimsical scarves have already been adopted by the city of New York as Isabelle Gougenheim Designs won the Best New Accessory Award at the 2019 NY NOW exhibition as well as many shops and museums around the globe.
“The scarves accentuate any outfit for any occasion”, she says. “It’s true that they are the epitome of the classic chic Parisian style. But the abstract designs are an all-knowing nod to how we live now. They are imbued with contemporary forward-thinking approaches to life. I like to create things that are original and that surprise myself”.
Major accomplishment for the French-American artist, an Isabelle Gougenheim Designs’ scarf was featured in the latest Samsung Switzerland campaign. The brand was also featured on prestigious TV channels such as Fox and WGN9 and luxury magazines such as Modern Luxury CS.
Isabelle Gougenheim, who is based in Chicago, is from Strasbourg, France. Before striking out on her own, she worked for Holly Hunt Collection and partner/owner of Kevin Reilly Lighting collection.