Harlig silk scarves are a luxurious celebration of bracing colour and kinetic pattern.
Founded by Isobelle Rudman in 2016, from her London studio, the debut collection launches with an exploration into traditional patterns of herringbone, check and dogtooth, distorting their expected uniformity and repetition.
Each design begins life as a meticulously handmade layered and woven collage. Harlig consciously adopts analogue design processes; rejoicing in the character of the handmade and celebrating inherent irregularities.
Printed in the Gloucestershire countryside or hand-painted in the London studio in limited numbers, using the finest silks, Harlig is passionate about ethical production and endeavours to use British manufacturing wherever possible.
Isobelle studied Fashion and Textile Design at Liverpool John Moores, where she specialised in screen-printing, receiving a commendation from Orla Kiely and featured in Selvedge magazine.
There followed a decade working for various large fashion brands, a world steeped in a culture of overseas production and mass manufacture. In 2015, Isobelle said “bobbins” to corporate creativity, and set on a path to embrace her intrinsic love for textiles, committing to make things which last, simultaneously supporting the UK manufacturing trade.
Hand drawing, painting and collaging, she is always indulging creatively and takes inspiration from pop art, geometrics and creative British icons such as Zandra Rhodes and Bridget Riley.