Thai Silk scarf for men and women.

Silk scarf is high end clothing.

The success of the Hermes silk scarf naturally prompted the firm's rivals in the luxury market into action and since this is an ideal accessory to copy it didnt take long that Thai and Chinese silk designer started to produce them. 

Fashion houses couturiers tie manufacturers and other began to design their own collections of silk scarves.

Naturally the most famous names in the world of fashion did not simply copy Hermes but developed their individual styles and color patterns. Often this consisted in using expressive and abstract motifs rather than the highly decorative Hermes style.

The starting point of any silk scarf is the designer's original idea which is captured in sketches or developed from already existing motifs and the Thai silk producers had a good start since they already have a quite sophisticated production environment and produced creative and colorful scarfs.

silk sarf on the high end
Often Thai designer are inspired by historical prints illustrations or woven designs and from antique furnishing fabrics rugs or antique porcelain. Chiang Mai is an ideal environment for this.

How to make the silk scarfs in the north of Thailand?

The idea is still relatively vague at this point and it is therefore turned into a concrete drawing by a graphic designer. This drawing is then used as the basis for making a stencil for each color used in silkscreen printing. As soon as the design has been approved the color effect of the composition is tested on paper. If the result is satisfactory, the type of silk will then be selected.

It might be twill silk with its characteristic ribbed texture,

while in other cases it might be decided that a fabric with woven-in patterns or motifs such as logos or lettering that become visible in the light would be preferable.