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Co-Mentality of silk

Co-creation and Collaboration is part of who we are

In MANTILITY we strongly believe in shared value. The core of our business model includes unleashing the creative potential of diverse artists in a unique shared silk gallery. But the main principle of co-creation, harnessing the collective potential of groups is not only limited to our designers. It also extents to fellow creative people, friends, groups and businesses that share similar values, aesthetics and stories.

Co-mentality boxes

Unleash Co-Mentality of silk     

Therefore, for Easter 2021 we have collaborated with various inspired minds from Greece by creating “Co-Mentality” gift boxes offered to our customers for purchases €100.00 and over.

Each gift box, besides your silk scarf order contains a random surprise gift from one of our partners:

• Perfectly Imperfect Handcrafted Sustainable Homeware by Terrazzo Mio and beautiful  table decorations by Flaw_project.

• Cartes-postales with unique photographs of Statos Kalafatis and Lia Nalbantidou to send to your loved ones wishes with our favorite traditional medium,

• Kapa Publishing House Books for holiday quality leisure time.

• Ceramic scarf rings by Kostas Karakitsos.

• Ceramic jars for organizing the (festive) kitchen by Meet Marika.

• Polymer clay earrings, to combine with our new silk ribbons, from Black Tropicana.

• Laser cut bracelets and scarf rings made of Plexiglas, to tie your scarves, from Structivi.

All our gift boxes also include the following: an Easter candle, a chocolate bunny by “Chrisanthidis Delights” company and various small Easter ornaments.

Send us an email or a message through our facebook or instagram page to prepare your own box. Limited quantities-while stocks last. All gifts are handmade and produced in Greece.

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woMANTILITY Project

Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions are being made.

The Project woMANTILITY is a community of women, professionals and burgeoning talents that inspire, teach, share and network. The MANTILITY team promotes, celebrates and collaborates with institutions, individuals and companies to support and elevate personal stories and/or brand goals that relate to gender equality.

mantility_times_8MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100%Silk from Soufli

The first woMANTILITY action is dedicated to the support of Women’s Advisory Center of the Municipality of Kavala. On the occasion of the International Women’s Day (March 8th), MANTILITY and Tsiakiris Silk House, with the help of their partners, implement an action for supporting the Center’s aims.

Specifically, as part of the woMANTILITY project, a new silk scarf is designed and produced, dedicated to “the half of the world”. The scarf is entitled “She Man”, referring to the homonymous poem by the poet Zoe Karelli, is made of 100% silk from Soufli, its dimensions are 70x70cm and its price is 100 euros. All proceeds from the first fifteen (15) silk scarves will be donated to the needs of the support and awareness actions implemented by the Women’s Advisory Center of the Municipality of Kavala.

woMANTILITY | She Man

Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100% Silk from Soufli

 

Unfortunately, the poem is available only in Greek:

Η άνθρωπος – Ζωή Καρέλλη
Εγώ γυναίκα, η άνθρωπος,
ζητούσα το πρόσωπό Σου πάντοτε,
ήταν ως τώρα του ανδρός
και δεν μπορώ αλλιώς να το γνωρίσω.
Ποιος είναι και πώς
πιο πολύ μονάχος,
παράφορα, απελπισμένα μονάχος,
τώρα, εγώ ή εκείνος;
Πίστεψα πως υπάρχω, θα υπάρχω,
όμως πότε υπήρχα δίχως του
και τώρα,
πώς στέκομαι, σε ποιο φως,
ποιος είναι ο δικός μου ακόμα καϋμός;
Ω, πόσο διπλά υποφέρω,
χάνομαι διαρκώς,
όταν Εσύ οδηγός μου δεν είσαι.
Πώς θα δω το πρόσωπό μου,
την ψυχή μου πώς θα παραδεχτώ,
όταν τόσο παλεύω
και δεν μπορώ ν’ αρμοστώ.
«Ότι διά σου αρμόζεται
γυνή τω ανδρί.»
Δεν φαίνεται ακόμα το τραγικό
του απρόσωπου, ούτε κι εγώ
δεν μπορώ να το φανταστώ ακόμα, ακόμα.
Τι θα γίνει που τόσο καλά,
τόσα πολλά ξέρω και γνωρίζω καλλίτερα,
πως απ’ το πλευρό του δεν μ’ έβγαλες.
Και λέω πως είμαι ακέριος άνθρωπος
και μόνος. Δίχως του δεν εγινόμουν
και τώρα είμαι και μπορώ
κι είμαστε ζεύγος χωρισμένο, εκείνος
κι εγώ έχω το δικό μου φως,
εγώ ποτε, σελήνη,
είπα πως δεν θα βαστώ απ’ τον ήλιο
κι έχω τόσην υπερηφάνεια
που πάω τη δική του να φτάσω
και να ξεπεραστώ, εγώ,
που τώρα μαθαίνομαι και πλήρως
μαθαίνω πως θέλω σ’ εκείνον ν’ αντισταθώ
και δεν θέλω από κείνον τίποτα
να δεχτώ και δε θέλω να περιμένω.
Δεν κλαίω, ούτε τραγούδι ψάλλω.
Μα γίνεται πιο οδυνηρό το δικό μου
ξέσκισμα που τοιμάζω,
για να γνωρίσω τον κόσμο δι’ εμού,
για να πω το λόγο δικό μου,
εγώ που ως τώρα υπήρξα
για να θαυμάζω, να σέβομαι και ν’ αγαπώ,
εγώ πια δεν του ανήκω
και πρέπει μονάχη να είμαι,
εγώ, η άνθρωπος.

 

In the same framework, a series of limited posters dedicated to woman by Rima Lyma. All proceeds will go to Women’s Advisory Center of the Municipality of Kavala.
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Poster Hug by Rima Lyma || woMANTILITY Project | 32x48cm | 140gr

 

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Poster Dream by Rima Lyma | woMANTILITY Project | 32x48cm | 140gr

 

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Poster We Are One by Rima Lyma | woMANTILITY Project | 32x48cm | 140gr

 

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Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100% Silk from Soufli

 

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Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100% Silk from Soufli

 

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Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100% Silk from Soufli

 

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Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100% Silk from Soufli

 

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Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100% Silk from Soufli

 

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Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100% Silk from Soufli

 

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Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100% Silk from Soufli
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Silk Scarf She Man | woMANTILITY Project | 70x70cm | 100% Silk from Soufli

 

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Poster We Are One by Rima Lyma | woMANTILITY Project | 32x48cm | 140gr

 

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Poster Dream by Rima Lyma | woMANTILITY Project | 32x48cm | 140gr

 

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Poster Hug by Rima Lyma || woMANTILITY Project | 32x48cm | 140gr

Lyrics on Silk

Did you know that two of our MANTILITY artworks are dedicated to poetry and inspired by renowned Greek Poets?

The first one is called “If you hadn’t given me poetry, O Lord” and it’s a painting by Leonidas Michalako, inspired by the homonymous poem by Nikiforos Vrettakos.

MANTILITY Times 7 poetryMANTILITY Silk Scarf: “If you hadn’t given me poetry, O Lord”” by Leonidas Michalakos 

 

Hereby the concept as “narrated” by the painter himself:

What fascinates me most is how speech,

written or oral, literary or folk can become an occasion

for the creation of an artwork.

With egg tempera, inks, gold and silver leaves,

paint brushes and dip pens, and with predominant tool

the so-called “minuscule cursive” script,

the Greek handwriting of the Byzantine times,

I attempt to capture on the parchment

the rhythm of the words,

the color of the speech.

The source of inspiration for this particular scarf is the poem

“If you hadn’t given me poetry, O Lord”

by the great Laconian poet Nikiforos Vrettakos, 

whose poetic speech moves me deeply and floods me

with images, forms and shapes.

Silk Scarf Poetry 90x90cm

Photo of the original painting “If you hadn’t given me poetry, O Lord”” by Leonidas Michalakos 

Silk Scarf Poetry |LEONIDAS MICHALAKOS | MANTILITY | 90x90cm

Silk Scarf “If you hadn’t given me poetry, O Lord”” by Leonidas Michalakos 

Silk Scarf Poetry |LEONIDAS MICHALAKOS | MANTILITY | 90x90cm

Silk Scarf “If you hadn’t given me poetry, O Lord”” by Leonidas Michalakos 

 

The other one is called “Aegean” and is designed by Michalis Toumanidis. Inspired by the Greek sea, sunlight and poetry, Toumanidis combined all these and visualized a love poem by Odysseas Elytis called “Of the Aegean I”:

Eros
The archipelago
And the prow of its foams
And the gull of its dreams
On its highest mast the sailor waves
A song
Eros
Its song
And the horizons of its voyage
And the echo of its nostalgia
On her wettest rock the betrothed awaits
A ship
Eros
Its ship
And the nonchalance of its summer winds
And the jib of its hope
On its highest undulation an island cradles
The coming
Odysseas Elytis
(transl. Jeffrey Carson)

Aegean

Animation for the Silk Scarf “Of the Aegean I” by Michalis Toumanidis

 

Silk Scarf Aegean | MANTILITY | Tooman | 70x200cmSilk Scarf “Of the Aegean I”  70x200cm by Michalis Toumanidis (Photo by Giannis Magdalasidis, Location: Tsiakiris Silk Factory, Soufli)

Silk Scarf Aegean | MANTILITY | Tooman | 90x90cm

Silk Scarf “Of the Aegean I”  70x200cm by Michalis Toumanidis (Photo by Giannis Magdalasidis)

There is also one more MANTILITY Scarf related to poetry and literature, and it’s “Planet Freaks”. The Designer [Anonymous] creates a fantastic universe and presents a series of imaginary planets. Beautiful and delicately drawn illustrations that create a delightful play of silk and volume. The designer invites you to become one of the species that live on this planet. Each planet intends to convey ideas and emotions associated with the influence of the planets on the psyche.

 Planet “FREAKS” is the holiday home for many residents of the known universe.

Beatniks, jazzniks, crazy, underground, anti-conformists, ragged and many others.

The governor of the city is called Jack Kerouac.

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MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Freaks by Anonymous Designer (Photo: Kiki Doxaki, Location: Imaret Hotel)

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Freaks   Boheme EditionSilk Scarf Freaks | MANTILITY | Anonymous | 90x90cm

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: “Planet Freaks” Pop Edition

Guess what! You can also order a customized scarf with your favorite poem or lyrics on it only for you and your beloved ones! How?

Customized Silk Scarf | MANTILITYChoose your favorite lyrics [be it poem, prose, or song] and a designer from our MANTILITY Movement will visualize it for a truly UNIQUE 100% Silk Scarf co-made by YOU! Once you place your order, drop us an email at hello@mantility.com with “Lyrics of silk” written on the Subject line and include the lyrics you would like to be “written” on silk. Within 48 hours you will receive a preferences questionnaire for you to fill up. Based on your answers we will create an original design that matches your needs (3 different proposals) within 14 days. After the finalization of the design, the item takes about 3 weeks to be produced and will be delivered accordingly.

You can place your order here!

Take a look at these custom scarves, especially designed as a wedding gift to newlywed MANTILITY Lovers. Lyrics taken from a poem-wish to to the couple as well as poignanti monograms take center stage for these extremely limited edition scarves, adorned with the bride and groom’s favorite symbols and colors.

Customized Scarf Lyrics on Silk

Customized Scarf Lyrics on Silk

Customized Scarf Lyrics on Silk

Customized Scarf Lyrics on Silk

Customized Scarf Lyrics on Silk

Customized Scarf Lyrics on Silk

Customized Scarf Lyrics on Silk

Customized Scarf Lyrics on Silk

Same Days, Different Styles

Quarantine: There are plenty of fun, inventive, and varied ways to make the most out of your walled-in experience. Sometimes, it’s about adapting what you already love. Or, perhaps, it’s time to try something new that you’ve always had on your mind. Either way, we are presenting you some creative moments we “stole” from some of our MANTILITY Designers.

We hope these quarantine creative moments will entice you to try the things we love, or something else that will spark joy for you!

Same Days TimesMANTILITY Silk Scarf: Same Days” by Elena Tsaprouni (Photo: Kiki Doxaki Location: Imaret Hotel)

 

Elena Tsaprouni

During the first quarantine, our MANTILITY designer Elena Tsaprouni, created a series of drawings inspired by the free time and the daily “routine”. One of these became a MANTILITY scarf: “Same Days”!

Same Days sketch

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MANTILITY Designer Elena Tsaprouni wearing her Silk Scarf  “Same Days

 

Kostas Karakitsos

Imaret Hotel has been listed as one of the 30 selected hotels around the world “trusted” by the global and renowned platform TOMO Hotels. Every hotel showcases some unique experiences from their respective region. Our MANTILITY Designer Kostas Karakitsos and his Ceramic Studio in Avramilia is showcased as one of the places to be experienced during your stay at Imaret!

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Kostas Karakitsos wearing his silk design Eve, at his Ceramic Studio, at Avramilia, Greece

 

Christina Moschou

Another MANTILITY Designer, Christina Moschou, is spending time painting a series of artworks inspired by Greece, Architecture and Mediterranean Culture. Her MANTILITY Scarf “Nymphs” is a part of these inspirational creations!

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Christina Moschou wearing her silk design Nymphs at her Atelier, at Brussels, Belgium

 

G Design Studio

G Design Studio, the creative agency that curated MANTILITY branding and designed The Scarf “I Like You“, has designed this beautiful campaign for the Athens State Orchestra. “This year’s concert campaign for the @athensstateorchestra is a union between illustrations that highlight our values and ideals, and the transformation of the historic Bodoni typeface that with the creative force of type designer George Triantafyllakos is imbued with rhythm and musicality, becoming the ‘Bodoni Heroic’. The custom ligatures of the typeface further showcase the combination of type and sound while the bold style used in the illustrations and the vivid colour palette create a juxtaposition of modern and classic. An evergreen celebration of music.”

 

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Athanasios Paparis

Athanasios is an Architect and lives in Dublin He loves light and shadows and enjoys playing with them.

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Bacchic Rave by Athanasios Paparis

 

Here is Aoife, his girlfriend, wearing a MANTILITY Designer’s scarf ” “If you hadn’t given me poetry, O Lord”by Leonidas Michalakos, while enjoying Greek wine during quarantine days.

Silk Scarf Poetry |LEONIDAS MICHALAKOS | MANTILITY | 90x90cm

 

Leonidas Michalakos

Leonidas just can’t stop drawing and quarantine was a fruitful period for him. He painted two artworks for MANTILITY and now his is already working on the third one. We are going to launch his second Silk Scarf in March. Do you remember it from our Exhibition at Imaret?

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Silk Scarf “Greek Language” by Leonidas Michalakos (Photo: Yannis Gouzidis, Location: Imaret Hotel)

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Details from Michalakos new paintings

Michalakos details

Details from Michalakos new paintings

 

 

Leonie Yagdjoglou

Leonie amongst the many things she does, also paints & creates ceramic pieces. She will also be a member of one of the committees of the Greek Graphic Design and Illustration Awards “EVGE” for the 2021 competition.

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Leonie with her artworks “My Chaos

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Drawing by Leonie Yagdjoglou

Leonie Ceramics

Ceramic bowl by Leonie Yagdjoglou

EVGE awards 2021 teaser

 

Fani Skoulikidi

Fani, besides scenography, is creating tiles using the decorating pottery technique “Sgraffito” (in Italian “to scratch”).

Her characteristic silhouettes of humans and animals are always “present” in her designs. Find them also on her silk scarves “Make Some Noise” and “Keep Silent”.

Make Some Noise

Make Some Noise” by Fani Skoulikidi Boukouvala Photo: Snapshot Studio Photography/ Location: Amsterdam)

 

 

Michalis Toumanidis

Our friend & designer Michalis Toumanidis started a new silk screen printing initiative called “Tooman Factory”. He likes to get dirty!

We hope he finds free time to design a new “silk poem” for MANTILITY. Do you remember his first one? He visualized a love poem by Odysseas Elytis  “Of the Aegean I.

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Flaw Project

Eleftheria & Stella cannot stop creating new designs for their marvellous ceramic creations! They can do everything, upon demand or upon their… imagination!

 

We believe that the two sisters are part of their silk artwork “The Equilibrists”.  “The woman, a source of vitality, strength and fighting spirit, manages and ensures functionality of and balance in roles, relationships and conflicting situations with distinctive skill. ”
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The Equilibrists by Flaw Project (Photo: Kiki Doxaki, Location: Imaret Hotel)

 

Danae Sargologou

Danae is an illustrator and you can find here creations on our silk scarves, on blankets and of course on prints! She launched this e-shop with her prints, where you can find her two MANTILITY designs also, Femme Fatale & Saving the Fish!

 

 

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Photo with her Redding Knit blanket design from slowdownstudio.com

 

Fish & Femme

Danae‘s two silk designs, Saving the Fish & Femme Fatale

 

Blaqk

Blaqk team was founded in 2011 and consists of Greg Papagrigoriou and Chris Tzaferos (Simek). They are both Graphic Designers who live and work in Athens. Besides their illustration and art exhibitions, they are known for their Murals. Here one from the latest ones at Ludwigshafen, Germany.

 

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As you can see geometric forms, geometric patterns and calligraphy-typography characterizes the work of both.

Silk scarf A Callimetric Space | MANTILITY | 90x90cm

Their MANTILITY silk scarf “A Callimetric Space (Photo: Snapshot Studio Photography, Location: Amsterdam)

 

KONSTANTINOS FIDANIS

Konstantinos is an architecture student and illustrator. He loves creating modern versions of famous masterpieces. This is the latest one, dedicated to the new year. The original artwork is “Boy with a basket of fruit & skull”, by Caravaggio.

And here is the original painting!

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And these are the sketches of his MANTILITY Silk Scarves Series “Houses of Kards

Fidanis Houses of Kards Sketches

Photo: Giannis Magdalasidis

Come Pay a Visit to “Planet Love”!

Let’s start with the basics! Ancient Greek philosophers identified six forms of love: familial love (in Greek, Storge), friendly love or platonic love (Philia), romantic love (Eros), self-love (Philautia), guest love (Xenia) and divine love (Agape).

While not everyone’s love languages are the same, when it comes to showing a little appreciation come February 14, a token of affection is the perfect accompaniment to a romantic love letter, cheesy greeting card, or just some quality time together. And this Valentine’s Day, there’s something silk and special at every price point, whether it’s for your significant other, sister, mother, or friend.

mantility_times_5_loveMANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” by Anonymous Photo: Kiki Doxaki Location: Imaret Hotel

 

MANTILITY: We dedicate a Silk Scarf and a whole Planet of our Universe to LOVE!

What are these MANTILITY Planets? The Designer creates a fantastic universe and presents a series of imaginary planets. Beautiful and delicately drawn illustrations that create a delightful play of silk and volume. Designer invites you to become one of the species that live on this planet. Each planet intends to convey ideas and emotions associated with the influence of the planets on the psyche.

MANTILITY Silk Scarf Planet Love

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Boheme 90x90cm by Anonymous

He or she who visits “Planet LOVE” will meet “Little Prince”, will listen to Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and will read Odysseas Elytis’ “Monogram” under the apple trees. Love is always from another universe.

“Planet LOVE” Silk Scarf is available in two color variations, Boheme & Pop, and three sizes, 45x45cm, 70×70, 90x90cm.

Silk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 90x90cm | pop

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Pop 90x90cm by Anonymous

Silk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 90x90cm | pop

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Pop 90x90cm by Anonymous

Silk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 90x90cm | pop

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Pop 90x90cm by Anonymous

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MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Pop 45x45cm by Anonymous

Silk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 45x45

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Pop 45x45cm by AnonymousSilk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 45x45

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Pop 45x45cm by AnonymousSilk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 45x45

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Pop 45x45cm by Anonymous

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Silk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 90x90cm

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Boheme 90x90cm by Anonymous

Silk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 90x90cm

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Boheme 90x90cm by AnonymousSilk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 90x90cm

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Boheme 90x90cm by AnonymousSilk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 45x45cm

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Boheme 45x45cm by AnonymousSilk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 45x45cm

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Boheme 45x45cm by Anonymous

MANTILITY Silk Scarf Planet Love

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Boheme 90x90cm by Anonymous

MANTILITY Silk Scarf Planet Love

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Love” Boheme 90x90cm by Anonymous Photo: Kiki Doxaki

You can also style two planet together in the fashion of our favourite knot “Double Silk Love”

Planet Love” Pop 90x90cm & “Planet Freaks” Boheme 90x90cm

Silk Icons

Dating back as far as 3,000 B.C. China, silk has permeated the fashion world as a delicate finery. Maintaining the popularity of silk, celebrities throughout history have loved fashion silk scarves, and made the stylish accessory their own. From the Chinese emperors who initially popularized them to the actresses of the 1960s who made them iconic, the silk scarf has had a long, elemental relationship with cultures from around the world.

To own a silk scarf, whether it is a purchase from a boutique or a gift handed down from mother to daughter, is a moment of pride for any woman and man of a certain taste and sophistication. It is an investment not just in style, but in innovation, craft, and unbridled joie de vivre.

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: My Chaos” by Leonie Yagdjoglou

As a form of self-expression, the silk scarf quickly came back into fashion; the material allowed for bright patterns and vivid, sharp details to be printed. We all remember Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly wearing scarves in movies or parading their chic silk scarves throughout New York and Monaco.

Silk scarves gained notoriety and soon became a symbol of glamour, power and independence. In the words of Audrey Hepburn below “When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman.”

Check out some celebrities across centuries who have loved silk scarves and worn them very stylish. Let their style and spirit inspire you as you weave scarves into your everyday wardrobe.

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Olivia Palermo| Photo: Olivia Palermo Official Instagram Account
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Vanessa Hong | Photo: Vanessa Hong Official Instagram Account
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Caroline Daur | Photo: Caroline Daur Official Instagram Account

 

              1. And here some iconic MANTILITY looks:
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MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Homage to the Square” by Pi6
Silk Scarf Aegean | MANTILITY | Tooman | 45x45cm
MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Aegean” by Michalis Toumanidis
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Silk Scarf Eve by Kostas Karakitsos | MANTILITY | 90x90cm
MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Eve/Fire” by Kostas Karakitsos
mantility silk scarves tooman oftheaegeanMANTILITY Silk Scarf: Aegean” by Michalis Toumanidis
Silk Scarf Houses Monumental | MANTILITY | Fidanis | 45x190
Silk scarf Japan | MANTILITY | 35x155cm | Women
MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Japan” by Sigma Gamma
Silk scarf A Callimetric Space | MANTILITY | 70x200cm
MANTILITY Silk Scarf: A Callimetric Space” by Blaqk
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MANTILITY Silk Scarf: My Chaos” by Leonie Yagdjoglou
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MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Orofografia” by KOIS MANSION

Outdoor life/style

“The New Hygge Encourages Going Outdoors Without Compromising Style”

by Madeline Fass @Vogue

After months of lockdown, any time that we can spend outdoors is essential for our sanity. Whether it’s a daily neighbourhood walk in the city or safely escaping to a picturesque cabin upstate for a quiet weekend away, the pandemic has everyone embracing an outdoor lifestyle in any way that they can. And while this may seem like a new way of life for many, especially those of us who are urban-dwellers, to Norwegians, this idea of essential open-air living is not a new concept. In fact, they have a word for it: “friluftsliv” is a concept that literally translates to “free air living” and encourages people to spend time in nature no matter what the weather conditions may be.

It is essentially an extension of the hygge lifestyle, one that, according to Etsy is really catching on in the fashion and lifestyle retail categories, except instead of cozying up indoors, you’re finding comfort and serenity while, say, jogging through the forest, hiking in the mountains, or gardening. In other words, friluftsliv is the new hygge, and therefore it’s time to take the coziest items in your wardrobe from the living room to the great outdoors.

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MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Nymphs” by Christina Moschou

There are plenty of health and wellness benefits to spending time in nature and allowing yourself a bit of escape, but it also offers the opportunity for you to outfit yourself in stylish, warm, and joy-sparking outdoor gear.

Prepare to face cold weather and embrace friluftsliv in style. From winter hikes to city strolls and everything in between, here are some ways to dress the part for your next grounding winter adventure.

Source: https://www.vogue.com

 

Silk Scarf Orofografia | KOIS MANSION | MANTILITY | 45x45cm

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Orofografiaby KOIS MANSION (Location: MANTILITY Home)

Silk Scarf Planet Freaks |Anonymous | MANTILITY | 90x90cm

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Freaksby Anonymous Designer

Silk scarf Callimetric Space | MANTILITY |

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: A Callimetric Spaceby Blaqk

Silk Scarf Graces & Sorrow | MANTILITY

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Four Graces & One Sorrowby Anonymous Designer  (Location: Streets of Thessaloniki)

Lookbook | MANTILITYMANTILITY Silk Scarf: Houses of Kards | An Ode to Square by Konstantinos Fidanis  (Photo: Snapshot Studio Photography/ Location: Amsterdam)

 

Silk Scarf Icarus| MANTILITYMANTILITY Silk Scarf: Icarusby Stratos Kalafatis (Location: Streets of Kavala)

MANTILITY Silk Scarf Eve AirMANTILITY Silk Scarf: Eve Air” by Kostas Karakitsos (Location: Streets of Paris)

Lookbook_MANTILITY_MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Make Some Noise by Fani Skoulikidi Boukouvala (Photo: Snapshot Studio Photography/ Location: Amsterdam)

MANTILITY silk scarves are warmer than you imagine!

Silk is known for its luxurious look and feel. Silk is also a wonderful all-year fibre!

As the weather gets colder, your priorities shift from aesthetics to practicality. In times like these, it often feels like sacrifice is imminent; you can either dress comfortably or dress well. If you’ve ever seen someone wearing a silk scarf, you know they look pretty small and delicate. But if you’ve ever worn one, you know they’re deceptively large. Once you’ve learned silk scarves aren’t as dainty as they appear, you mightn’t be so surprised to learn they’re incredibly warm.

Why? For one thing, all that fabric does a lot for insulation plus, since it’s wrapped around your neck, it’s pretty efficient, too. Its naturally tightly woven fibre helps to shield our skin from cold air, and its low thermal conductivity does not readily transfer our body heat to the environment. With its great temperature regulating qualities, it will keep you at an even keel even as you transition from the warmth of indoors to the cold of outdoors.

MANTILITY Times #2MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Freaksby Anonymous Designer

Further, silk is not only wonderfully soft and comfortable to skin, but also divinely light to wear under thick coat, keeping you warm, comfortable, flexible, and stylish, unlike the woollen scarves, which can be quite itchy, bulky, and irritating to the skin. For decades silk scarves have served as an easy way to spice up a boring outfit.

You can stay warm while looking chic and trendy.  Silk scarves are the perfect solution to particularly breezy fall and snowy winter days!

Cockatiel MANTILITY Silk Scarf Imaret

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Cockatielby Kuki (Photo: Kiki Doxaki / Location: Imaret Hotel)

If you’re looking for a fabric that will help you maintain a comfortable temperature, that’s lightweight enough to adapt to layering for extra warmth, and feels as soft as butter against the skin, silk won’t let you down.

Below are a few examples, adding colour and warmth to a simple wool turtleneck and jeans, a shirt or a winter coat.

Same Days MANTILITY Silk Scarf Imaret

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Same Daysby Elena Tsaprouni (Photo: Kiki Doxaki / Location: Imaret Hotel)

Orofografia MANTILITY Silk Scarf ImaretMANTILITY Silk Scarf: Orofografiaby KOIS MANSION (Photo: Kiki Doxaki / Location: Imaret Hotel)

MANTILITY Silk Scarf Eve AirMANTILITY Silk Scarf: Eve Air” by Kostas Karakitsos (Photo: Christina Beza/ Location: The Anthemion House)

MANTILITY Silk Scarf Planet Freaks

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Planet Freaksby Anonymous Designer (Photo: Katerina Kalliontzi, Location: Kaliens, Greece)

MANTILITY Silk Scarf Houses of kards

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Houses of Kards | Monumental Edition” by Konstantinos Fidanis  (Photo: Giannis Magdalasidis/ Location: Soufli, Greece)

MANTILITY Silk Scarf Japonais en Grece

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Un Japonais en Grèce // Mayby Robin Savas Savvidis (Photo: Christina Beza/ Location: The Anthemion House, Greece)

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Eve Earth” by Kostas Karakitsos (Photo: Snapshot Studio Photography/ Location: Pompeii, Italy)

Mix & Match Styles

Mix-and-Match Clothing

The trend during the 1950s to wear matching clothing ensembles was followed by women from every social class. After the rationing, or limiting, of fabrics during World War II (1939–45), women embraced the availability of luxuries once again. Their outfits reflected the flood of products on the market. Accessories once limited by the war were available in all price ranges. Women eagerly accented their flowing skirts with an array of hats, gloves, belts, handbags, and shoes. But by the 1950s women’s desire to accessorize began to fade. To combat falling sales, manufacturers advertised a new fashion: mix-and-match clothing.

Matching ensembles became a craze among women in the United States and Europe. Women of the 1950s began obsessively matching the various pieces of their outfits, buying bags, belts, hats, gloves, shoes, costume jewelry, and even nail polish in matching colors. Designers also began creating mix-and-match outfits, enabling women to wear specially designed looks.

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MANTILITY Silk Scarf: The Equilibristsby Flaw Project

 

In the 1960s women began to foster their own individualized styles and shunned mix-and-match clothing. However, the legacy of mix-and-match clothing lives on in children’s clothing. The Garanimals brand of children’s clothing created in 1972 continues to sell mix-and-match clothing that identifies matching separates with colorful animal tags. Children can choose their own clothing outfits by matching the types of animals on the tags, confident in knowing that a shirt and pair of pants labeled with matching panda tags will look good together.

Source: Ewing, Elizabeth. History of Twentieth Century Fashion. Revised by Alice Mackrell. Lanham, MD: Barnes and Noble Books, 1992.

MANTILITY Times #1 Make some noise

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Make Some Noiseby Fani Skoulikidi Boukouvala

 

Some tips from Selene Oliva @Vogue Italia:

“The risk is looking like Harlequin, and it’s not even Carnival time. But combining and mixing patterns and colors is a true art. The right balance can debunk even the strictest rules. Before Yves Saint Laurent pairing black with blue was a true style faux pas. Today it’s a truly chic combination. Considering Italian fashion tradition regarding patterns and textiles and the new mix & match trends, we will give you a few tips on how to combine colors and textures and create a balanced and original look:

Block Colors. Solid, strong hues, like brushstrokes on a white canvas.

Patchy, patches, patchwork. A sartorial technique that assembles together different types of fabrics to create a new visual pattern.

The same pattern, but in different shades of color. It looks like the designers were not sure about what color to choose. The result? Pairing the same pattern in two different tones. An understated and balanced solution if you don’t like excesses.

50/50 (garment). Two faces of the same coin or, better, two fabrics for the same garment. The dress, the pants or the coat are visually divided into two, to wear two patterns simultaneously.

50/50 (look). The outfit visually breaks in two: the striped top is teamed with a printed circle skirt or a lace pencil skirt, a graphic monochrome suit is worn with a watercolor camo print. Use your imagination.”

https://www.vogue.it

MANTILITY Times #1 Sacrifice of Isaac

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: The Sacrifice of Isaacby Bildakt

 

High and low is the way to go. “It’s become the chic approach to mix it,” says Burke. “It’s a badge of pride for women. They have so much taste, they can pull it off.” A one-shoulder Topshop dress paired with Balenciaga sandals trumps a head-to-toe designer look any day. Recessionistas love to boastfully reveal their thrifty, inventive pairings. Knapp’s go-to outfit is a pair of her husband’s cargo pants, a Mischen silk blouse, Marni stacked heels, and a chunky flea-market necklace. But whichever way style setters put together their mélange of high-low looks, the key is to remain original. “Not wearing the ad-campaign look or the already-worn-by-three-pop-stars outfit is important. Overphotographed, overdistributed, so-extreme-as-to-be-one-season-only looks aren’t current,” says Easley. “In today’s day and age, it’s not modern unless you mix it,” adds Roy. “The style icons we all love — Kate Moss, Sienna Miller — all do it and do it well, proving that it isn’t the dollar amount one puts into an outfit but the amount of style and chicness that comes from within.”

Source: https://www.harpersbazaar.com

 

Check out some more Mix & Match styles with MANTILITY Scarves

MANTILITY Times #1 Houses of kards

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Houses of Kards | Monumental Editionby Konstantinos Fidanis

MANTILITY Times #1 Houses of kards

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Houses of Kards | An Ode to Squareby Konstantinos Fidanis

 

MANTILITY Times #1 Homage to the Square

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Homage to the Squareby Pi6

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MANTILITY Silk Scarf: The Equilibristsby Flaw Project

MANTILITY Times #1 Make some noise

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Make Some Noiseby Fani Skoulikidi Boukouvala

MANTILITY Times #1 Japonais en Grèce

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Un Japonais en Grèce // Aprilby Robin Savas Savvidis

MANTILITY Times #1 Houses of kards

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Houses of Kards | Monumental Editionby Konstantinos Fidanis

MANTILITY Times #1 Houses of kards

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Houses of Kards | Monumental Editionby Konstantinos Fidanis

MANTILITY Times #1 Orofografia

MANTILITY Silk Scarf: Orofografiaby KOIS MANSION

Anonymous collection

MANTILITY strongly believes in the strength and potential of anonymous artists. This collection includes unique artworks from designers who wish to remain anonymous, essentially freeing the buyer from the bias of artists’ recognition and defining their work value on individual subjective appreciation.

Some artists will be revealed after the scarf has been purchased (in the concept card inside the scarf box) while others will not.

Check out some scarfs by Anonymous artists:

Silk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 90x90cmSilk Scarf Planet Love | MANTILITY | 90x90cm | pop

Silk scarf Four Graces & One Sorrow | MANTILITY 60x90cm

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