When it comes to dressing for the cold, it's tough to look put-together when you're lost in a sea of yarn and wool.
This year, we're swapping oversized mufflers for understated--yet completely functional--accents from Forget Me Not, a line of hypercolorful silk scarves by fashion illustrator Corinne Brun. The designer's eye-catching motifs have been used in campaigns for Lagerfeld and Lanvin, and her new neckwear is infused with a highly imaginative aesthetic.
Forget Me Not's Winter 2012 collection is a combination of swirling colors, geometric influences and avian dreamscapes that's a far cry from our colossal wraparound knits. We love the earthy gray-blue palette of the Magic Owl twill scarf ($250), the antique designs and rich colors in the Parrots wrap ($189) and the detailed etched feathers in the nude Flamingo kerchief ($226).
Each surrealist composition is hand-drawn in London, digitally printed in Lake Como, Italy, and carried by high-end stockists like Barneys, Harrods and Colette. A woman after our own vintage-loving hearts, Brun will contribute to fashion's turban resurgence this spring with a vibrant line of silk head-wraps.