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September 17, 2012

The Dorchester Scarf Debuts at London Fashion Week

By Erin Schumaker | Fashion

Dorchester  scarf
Photo courtesy of Dorchester Collection

In conjunction with London Fashion Week, which ends September 18, women’s wear designers Catherine Teatum and Rob Jones, of the label Teatum Jones, have created a printed crepe de chine silk scarf ($380) in homage to London’s 81-year-old Dorchester hotel. The scarf will be available for purchase on September 18 at the department store Liberty (210–220 Regent St.; 44-20/7734-1234; liberty.co.uk).

For inspiration, the designers spent hours looking through photographs from the hotel archives, finally choosing to juxtapose black-and-white images of staff from The Dorchester’s early years with graphic depictions of the hotel’s metal-worked balconies. “Storytelling has always been key to our designs,” says Jones. “What perhaps is one of the most inspiring aspects of The Dorchester is its ability to remain true to the glamour of the past while having such a constant and contemporary allure.” Scarves will also be available at shop.thedorchester.com.

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