Set to be a not just a coveted but a cult summer item, the printed head scarf has carved itself out to be this season’s must-have hair accessory. Perfect for finishing off your look with a quirky, decorative accent, these sweet patterned beauties channel that little something boho packed with an all-out retro punch.
Spotted at the Dolce & Gabbana and Marc Jacobs S/S13 shows, a ‘Vintage Americana’ feel pulled through from the previous year’s spring/summer collections to form a mini trend to try that’s oh-so easy to rock (and not to mention perfect for those troublesome hair days). Wrapped up for a slightly alternative vibe or wrapped around for a more free-spriited feel, headscarves create a stylish solution for fashionistas wanting to get playful with interesting, vintage-inspired pieces.
There’s no doubt that these hair accessories come with eye-catching, notice-me flavour. The winning recipe for injecting a sense of fun back into your hair and beauty looks, it’s important to think less about what you would match them up with and more about what pattern really reflects your personality. Tip: The S/S13 trick to pulling off statement prints in such an obvious place is to completely clash rather than half-heartidly blend.
This micro trend will of course sit well with both dedicated fashion followers (as seen on the runways, Rihanna & Jaime King) and the alternative set alike (a popular purchase in pop-up stores and Brick Lane boutiques). Both however should source patterns and prints away from the high street for a more unique and individual feel. Meet the perfect, girl-run label for budget-friendly buys…
Polka dots, stripes, flamingos, skulls; FuelledByFury offers up cool printed head scarves in a range of truly awesome fabrics – all bursting with a feminine, kitsch attitude. Headed up by Lisa Maria Winkle, a gal bursting with talent, creative flair and a keen eye for vintage-look finishing touches, here is a label filled with all things bold, bright and retro.
Tattoo-inspired with an authentic ’50s vibe, it’s clear to see how Lisa references art, pin up girls and “good old fashioned rock n’ roll” when crafting her designs. Chatting about her design inspirations she said, “Mainly I take my influence from tattoo culture (myself being a very tattooed female and all!) whilst trying to incorporate 1950’s pin up style. I especially love Tiki girls!”.
Stocking everything from hair accessories to cushions to doggy bandanas, a refreshing sense of personal style and loving what you love when it comes to fashion shines through, “Style to me is all about individuality. Don’t allow yourself to be boxed off or categorised! Wear what makes you feel beautiful and confident – who cares what the rest of the world thinks!”.
And so, whilst FuelledByFury remains a strong representation of her own looks and loves, Lisa regularly takes custom orders to create something truly customer focused. Find her next at the Vintage Suitcase events and see FulledByFury’s Facebook page here to keep track of brand new artwork and a full fashion collection.
Words © Francine Heath
Images courtesy of Lisa Maria Winkle.