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Stories Behind the Scarves: 1. The All Over Slipper Scarf

The All Over Slipper scarf is a piece dyed square scarf with frayed borders; it uses the jacquard technique to represent the design of a large slipper surrounded by smaller slippers all over.The scarf takes its inspiration from one of the most iconic neon signs of the 1950s Las Vegas Strip: the one for the Silver Slipper Casino, which was known for its rotating slipper that sat atop the casino. Closed down for cheating in 1958 shortly after its opening, the casino was then bought by a paranoid millionaire who feared the rotating Slipper sign may have a camera set inside spying on him; he had the sign light turned off and the mechanism dismantled (and the slipper filled with concrete!). In 2009, the Silver...

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Stories Behind the Scarves: ÏTTAG Rocks London

  London plays a fundamental role in ÏTTAG scarves. The fast pace, the unique vibe and the magic atmosphere of the City gives a special energy to our scarves during the creative process whatever the inspiration. Living in London is a bit like living in a small world: you can meet new cultures, discover different points of view and explore continuous opportunities.

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Stories Behind the Scarves: When we wrote to NASA

During our research for the Spring Summer 2018 Cosmos collection, we came across the NASA discovery of Trappist-1: a planetary system, located 39 light years away from the Solar system. Around an ultracool star, there are at least seven exoplanets in orbit. The planets have sizes and masses comparable to the Earth and Venus. Because we know the distance of the planets to their star, and the temperature of the star, we can deduce that they receive an amount of light that is similar to many of the planets in the Solar system. During transit, some of the starlight goes through the atmosphere of the planets, getting transformed by the chemical composition of the atmosphere and by its vertical structure. This means that...

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Stories Behind the Scarves: The Classical Planets

In classical antiquity, the sacred Seven Luminaries or what we now call the Seven Classical Planets are the seven non-fixed objects in the sky easily visible to the unaided eye: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Before the age of telescopes, the night sky was thought to consist of two very similar components: fixed stars, which remained motionless in relation to each other, and "wandering stars", which moved relative to the fixed stars over the course of the year. The word planet comes from the Greek word planētēs "wanderer" (short for asteres planetai "wandering stars"), expressing the fact that these objects move across the celestial sphere relative to, what were thought, the fixed stars. Since then, the influence of this structure of the skies has been huge: for examples the days of the week directly inherited their...

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Stories Behind the Scarves: The Centre of the Universe

While visiting the Museum of Natural History in New York we came across the concept of the centre of the universe. The idea that the universe could be infinite with many centres was - and still is - very difficult to grasp. However, the image on the ceiling of the planetarium was really beatiful and we decided to use this concept to create a beatiful scarf and explore it further. In an infinite universe, every point can be regarded as the centre. However, there cannot be a centre of the universe either. The centre of the universe has indeed always been a very intriguing concept for humans. As long ago as 340 BC, the Greek philosopher Aristotle thought that the...

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