This collection of oversized scarves is inspired by folk art and design from around the world. Each piece references specific design and color palettes from a particular folk art style. It was my vision to create a contemporary collection of wearable illustrations, which referenced the rich design motifs of traditional cultures. The resulting collection is one that features intensely vibrant artworks built from densely illustrated patterns.
I hope you will find this collection bold, contemporary and sophisticated, each scarf a unique piece of wearable art.
Born and raised just outside of Boston, Hannah Cross graduated with a BFA from Boston University's College of Fine Art in 2004. After an apprenticeship at Civitas (a small silk accessories company) sparked a love of Italian silks and textile design, she hopped south to Atlanta in 2005 to take up residence in her spiritual and familial home below the Mason-Dixon line. There, she studied graphic design at Portfolio Center, worked for six years in systems branding, and with the sun warming her historic Candler Park studio, eventually rediscovered a passion for illustration and the tactile arts. The result is her first scarf collection: custom-illustrated wearable art for all seasons.
From Atlanta, to Italy, and back again.
My studio is located in a cozy bungalow in one of Atlanta's historic neighborhoods, Candler Park.