Arlette Ess
Fox Furs Toxic

$297
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Oversized colourful scarf with signature fox fur print. Lightweight italian 'peau d'ange' silk with a slight sheen. 'Toxic' features a wild mix of colours on a dark base. As with most of the scarves, there is an emphasis on the texture of the drawing, and the subject matter is not prominent as such when the scarf is worn, but its texture comes alive on the moving silk. This Italian silk has a very 'watery' flowing quality and hardly any bulk, so even though it is large it can also be worn as a skinny long scarf. It is a great size to wrap around your body too, which shows the design off beautifully. Dry clean. Silk is a protein fibre which naturally repels dirt and hardly takes on any smells, so the scarf doesn't need to be cleaned often. Steaming the scarf works wonders - it removes all creases and also 'desinfects' it (removing potential smells and killing microorganisms), and it usually ends up looking like fresh from the cleaners. For this you can use a garment steamer or simply hold it approximately 2ft / 70cm over a boiling kettle for a few seconds (don't scold yourself in the process :) If it needs a clean, dry cleaning is recommended (lukewarm water and mild shampoo or silk/wool detergent would not damage the print, but for the feel of the silk or wool it's still better and safer to dry clean it).