L. Lavone

Where Style & Horses Meet

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

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...

The Chase

Nothing says elegant like a European town, a hansom man, an athletic dog and stunning woman. Add a silk scarf and a beautiful Range Rover and this commercial is the essence of what L. Lavone hopes to “Evoque” in its designs. This commercial for the Range Rover Evoque was filmed in Girona and Barcelona and directed by Dante Ariola. It features an original soundtrack performed by the American Composers J. Ralph & Arthur Pingrey....