Versatile scarves meld Japanese fabric and American ingenuity
For a contemporary spin on the traditional wrap scarf, check out Los Angeles label Symmetry. Function balanced with quality make up this emerging accessory brand's latest collection.
Drawing on their shared affinity for scarves, the husband-and-wife design duo first launched their accessory brand in 2010. After a well-received first run, Symmetry has kept it simple, continuing to focus on premium textiles and usefulness.
High-quality Japanese fabrics (some organically produced) are cut and sewn in L.A., which gives the scarves a nicely handcrafted feel. Symmetry plays on the innate versatility of scarves by adding supple leather strips that connect by clasp to leather-backed grommets, allowing the user to their own imagination in wearing the piece. Possibly the most versatile piece in the Spring 2011 collection is the Dixon, which, like the Japanese all-purpose fabric Furoshiki, easily turns from a scarf to a large tote bag.
New for Spring 2011, the collection has grown to include some small leather goods as well. Each are made by hand and feature custom-cast brass hardware. For a better look and to get your own check out Symmetry's online shop. Prices start at $155.