L. Lavone Dresses Up for Season at the WEF Show Grounds

L. Lavone Dresses Up for Season at the WEF Show Grounds

Sport Your Scarf at the Show With the help of young rider Chloe Hatch L. Lavone is thrilled to show off a few ideas for styling your Il Salto scarves at the beautiful Palm Beach International Equestrian Center show grounds in Wellington, Florida. These looks are a fun way to dress up you basic horse show wear either at the show or when you venture off the grounds.   Wear it with your White We love the idea of throwing a brightly colored scarf on with your horse show basics of head to toe white. Nothing says chic like a pop of color added to all white or even the basic hunter garb of tan breeches and a conservative show shirt. Even if the scarf is just looped around your neck or helping to cover up some helmet hair, the addition of Il Salto makes boring show clothes very fashionable.     Gorgeous in Gold The beautiful Gold variation of Il Salto pairs beautiful with a taupe colored leather jacket that is the perfect weight for the mild winters of Palm Beach. Orange and gold are everywhere this season in high fashion from accessories to outerwear. The gold and bright orange of the silk scarf is a perfect complement to Chloe’s hair color and it helps lighten up the look of her black quilted barn jacket for Florida.     Perfect in Pink Il Salto, The Leap, in the navy and pink variation is just as chic as its gold counterpart. The Pink is a more playful choice. When combined with a navy show coat the bright pop of...
Il Salto – The Leap

Il Salto – The Leap

L. Lavone is proud to release the first photos of our inaugural equestrian scarf, “Il Salto,” The Leap. The limited quantity, exclusive “Il Salto” design was skillfully created by Julie Freund for L. Lavone. The vibrant scarf is an Italian-made 90cm x 90cm silk scarf that will beautifully packaged in a distinctive L.Lavone box. The first scarves will ship November 2014, arriving in stores just in time for holiday sales. Julie Freund is an accomplished artist and an equestrian herself, she has a particular talent of portraying the English sport horse, and earlier this year her artwork was chosen as the design for the esteemed Hampton Classic Horse Show’s official poster. Designing a wearable piece of art was a new experience for Freund, but it was one that she enjoyed immensely. “It’s always great to be able to see your work go beyond just an image on the canvas,” Freund said. “It was a process to combine the traditional medium into a digital work of art to be used for fashion. For this design, I worked in many layers, just as I do in painting. However, because it was on the computer, I had more of an opportunity to play around with composition and color.” L.Lavone believes that a simple scarf can transform an entire outfit or become a lasting keepsake cherished for years to come. That is the philosophy of company owner Michelle Cavanaugh Donn “Equestrian themed scarves are iconic. That is why I decided silk scarves would be our first product.” Donn said, adding that she can’t wait to start wearing her company’s first creation, “The soft...
The Beauty of Silk Screening a Scarf

The Beauty of Silk Screening a Scarf

Silk screening is a method for printing that was first developed in China during the Song Dynasty around 1000 AD it spread across Asia and finally found wide acceptance in Europe in the 18th century when the silk mesh needed in the process became readily available there. Silk Screening has a number of advantages over the newer digital printing processes when working on heavier silk twill as is customary for scarves. Because the dye is pressed into the material to be colored it will be absorbed into the fabric allowing the dye to color both the front and back sides of the silk scarf. Thus you can tie your scarf with less of a visible difference between the front and back than if the scarf had been created using the digital process. The silk screening process is a great deal of work with each color in a scarf having to be printed individually using a screen created just for that color layer. The colors are layered on with the smallest details printed first then working to up the biggest such as the background and border colors. A complex scarf could easily need twelve or more screens and some as many as thirty or more. Once the colors are all applied and the dye set the scarf needs to have the edges finished. Each side is hand rolled and stitched taking as long as forty minutes for a seamstress to complete the hem on one silk scarf. Creating a scarf this way is far more time consuming and expensive then the digital printing option, but the luster and vibrancy makes...
Artist Julie Anna Freund – Our First Designer

Artist Julie Anna Freund – Our First Designer

L. Lavone is thrilled to announce that the artist for our first scarf has been selected, Julie Anna Freund. Juile is a lifelong Equestrian that has competed at hunter jumper shows on the east coast circuit and is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Currently she lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she rides and trains horses at Vintage View Farm in Theinsville, WI, and is a freelance artist. Her twin passions for horses and art have made her an idea choice for designing the first scarf ever for L. Lavone. “In many of my paintings I like to take the everyday images that equestrians see, and create a work of art that is recognizable and yet done in a way that emphasizes the beauty of the sport, and of the animal. Equestrian sport requires training, precise technique, and conditioning, just as the act of painting. Both require a knowledge of the materials and patience that when done right produce a wonderful connection to the human center.” She says about the inspiration for her equine works. During her time in college at first Bridgewater College and later at the Savannah College of Art and Design Julie was a member of intercollegiate equestrian teams while earning a B.F.A in painting and double minors in equestrian studies and art history, graduating in 2013. Because of her talent in portraying the strength of the sporthorse Julie Anna Freund has already been selected to create the official show poster for the 39th annual Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, NY. The poster is a wonderful image called ‘Paseo’ depicting the powerfully delicate legs...