Michael Birch designs the most imaginative and creative scarves I've ever seen. Each scarf collages an assortment of unique images added for "style, narrative, and others to induce a movement, feeling or even a specific sound." The goal behind each design is to create "visual movement" with "opposing themes and contrasting meaning." Indeed Birch's elaborate wording is the best way to describe his designs. Inspired by music, poetry, and art (among other influences), Birch chooses various themes for his works in order to "demand a conversation with the viewer." The British designer was educated at the Chelsea College of Art and having worked with designers such as Zandra Rhodes, Birch formed a solid foundation for his chosen career path. Truly words cannot describe these prints: each one tells its own story, and it's only really possible to follow along in person.
I can definitely see Birch as one of today's young up-and-coming designers. His designs are proof of his unmistakeable talent; each design is carried out with evident thought, care, and passion. I can't wait to see more from Birch, and I hope you'll feel the same.
Images from michaelbirch.co
You can shop the Michael Birch collection of scarves on his website.
What do you think of these scarves? Which one is your favorite (if you can choose)? I'd love to see your response!
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