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- Behind the Scenes -

Behind Bengal Blooms

Jan 04, 2019

Immerse yourself in the clandestine layers of India

Inspired by the vibrant energy and timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, the Bengal Blooms Series Scarf embodies this season’s line. We sat down recently with members of our Design Team to learn more about what symbolism lies behind each element of our newest, majestic series scarf.

“I saw India through a different lens. It was almost as if you strip away the India that everyone imagines and silently observe the surroundings, there are all these clandestine layers that people don’t normally know about. Since I began my work in accessories I see things differently now. I see things like a silk square forming from the patterns of the flower beds. I see leaves that look like bugle beads, and prints coming to life from the flora and fauna. When we came back to work on the series scarf we said, ‘How can we take that moment and share it with the world?’ So we went behind the scenes to explore the symbolism and ended up with more than we ever expected.” - Design Director

It started with the flowers. Dahlias express sentiments of dignity and elegance, finding that inner strength to change in a positive way. Bluebells symbolize humility and gratitude, and are associated with love and constancy. Marigolds symbolize passion and creativity, a drive to succeed, and the beauty and warmth of the rising sun. Resembling a shield, Nasturtia symbolize strength, protection and conquest. Bi-colored roses symbolize unity, enduring love, adoration and good fortune. Rose-ringed parakeets represent love and friendship, and a reminder never to take things for granted. They often exhibit affection for each other, signifying trust and loyalty.

In the corner you will find the celebration of the Bengal Tiger. The scarf was designed to be folded on a bias where you could expose the tigers, revealing a regal feeling of protection and strength, giving you a sense of empowerment. They signify taking hold of your life and the opportunities that arise, bringing you confidence and the ability to trust yourself.

Become enchanted by the inspiration and symbolization of each classical element in the Bengal Blooms Silk Square.




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Paintings by Nadia Klionsky, Senior Artist

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