One of the most beautiful things about beautiful things is that they bring unexpected joy with just a glance. A warm glow that, with every look, permeates through the mundane. Fabulous design and craftsmanship, with a pinch of whimsy, quite simply evoke feelings of elation.
A long-time friend of Zambuni, Ivana Nohel is a London based multi-media artist and illustrator with a background in fashion and product design. Her journey has been varied, designing for a wide range of companies, from Jean Muir and Janet Reger Lingerie to heading up the Toy Development Team for The Walt Disney Consumer Products or designing window displays for Independent Fashion boutiques in London and Vienna.
Ivana’s client back catalogue includes the great and good from across the luxury sphere, and publishing dons. She works with the likes of Manolo Blahnik, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the Red Carnation Hotel Group, Lucas Rarities, Nurbel & LeCavelier, Browns Fashion, Browns Bride, Jo Loves, Debenhams, Popp & Kretschmer, Palmers, The Bristol Hotel Vienna, Diplomat Magazine, The Personal Paper Company, Country & Town House Magazine, as well as many private individuals who love the bespoke luxury goods Ivana creates for them.
One of the most fantastic things about design is the potential that a collaboration can hold. Combining the heritage and creativity of brands can open a whole new world of ideas. Ivana has partnered with stylists Red Leopard and arguably the best hand carved, bespoke rocking horse makers in the world, Stevenson Brothers Rocking Horses to create stunning silk scarf collaborations.
The range with Stevenson Brothers, reflects the heritage and fanciful nature of the brand. The scarves depict the Nicky Clarke OBE, GothiRockadoodle, The Joanna Lumley Horse, Orson, a rocking tiger and a few of Her Majesty the Queen’s rocking horses, including Her Golden Jubilee and Diamond Jubilee Churchill’s Charger.
The idea behind the Red Leopard/Ivana Nohel scarf collaboration was to produce scarves in four different colour palettes, which correspond to the “seasons” used in colour analysis: Summer, Winter, Spring and Autumn, which describe different types of colours which flatter different skin tones. This means there is a scarf to suit every one and add an element of luxury and panache to every outfit.
To purchase one of these stunning scarves, or find out more about Ivana’s wonderful world, visit www.ivananohel.com