THE NATURALIST’S HANDBOOK DRAWINGS, AUGUST 2018

View the collection illustrations in progress, and see how the drawings transform into detailed and intricate scarf designs. Sabina creates a story for each collection, as shown below, which is then illustrated and narrated through her elaborate handiwork. ____________________________________________ The botanical and zoological adventures of Alfred Swift. As a botanical and zoological artist, Alfred Swift…

THE NATURALIST’S HANDBOOK MOODBOARD, AUGUST 2018

The studio moodboard for The Naturalist’s Handbook is full of history, nature and colour. Discover key elements of Sabina’s research here, and view some of the images which inspired her designs. ___________________________________________ This collection references Victorian zoological and botanical illustrators such as John James Audubon, Maria Sibylla Merian and Albertus Seba, along with the courageous explorers who…

O, DIVINA NATURA DRAWINGS, FEBRUARY 2018

View the collection illustrations in progress, and see how the drawings transform into detailed and intricate scarf designs. Sabina creates a story for each collection, as shown below, which is then illustrated and narrated through her elaborate handiwork. ____________________________________________ As exotic Brazilian species are introduced, a heavenly glow settles over the painted tiles of Portugal.…

O, DIVINA NATURA MOODBOARD, FEBRUARY 2018

The studio moodboard for O, Divina Natura is full of colour, nature and history. Discover key elements of Sabina’s research here, and view some of the images which inspired her designs. ___________________________________________ This collection references the beautiful Azulejo (painted tile) art of Portugal and Brazil, often containing trompe l’oeil scenes within alcoves in the walls. Religious roadside shrines…

WE ARE HIRING, DECEMBER 2017

Studio and production assistant Sabina Savage – London  Part-Time (3 days per week) // London Application deadline: December 18th Sabina Savage produces luxury, hand-illustrated scarves shown at New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. Since 2013 Sabina Savage has gathered over 30 active stockists worldwide, ranging from London to the USA and Japan. The company…

RECOMMENDED CHRISTMAS ORDER DATES, NOVEMBER 2017

As you may know, November and December are very busy months for all postal services, therefore we recommend you order in good time to receive your scarves for the big day. Please find below our recommended order dates to ensure you the best chance of receiving your order by Christmas. Australia: Order before December 5th USA…

FEATURE IN BRITISH VOGUE, NOVEMBER 2017

We were delighted to be featured in the December 2017 collectors edition of British Vogue; Edward Enninful’s first as editor. ‘Remain’, styled by Venetia Scott, shot by Juergen Teller. Featuring The Pheasant Tree classic silk scarf in Damson/Gold.

FEATURE IN VOGUE DETSCH, SEPTEMBER 2017

Our fabulous full-page feature in the October edition of Vogue Deutsch. English translation: Legendary Silk scarves by Sabina Savage Three models from the ‘The Sultan’s Soldiers’ collection by the English designer who founded her label in 2013. The motifs refer to the Indian Sultan Tipu (1750-1799), who ruled in the south of the country and, in…

AUTUMN/WINTER 2017 PRESS DAY, MAY 2017

In May, we were invited to participate in the William & Son Autumn/Winter 2017 press day at Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair. Sabina attended the event, showing off her intricate illustrations and talking journalists through the new collection. Below are a few photos from the day.

THE SULTAN’S SOLDIERS DRAWINGS, AUGUST 2017

View the collection illustrations in progress, and see how the drawings transform into detailed and intricate scarf designs. Sabina creates a story for each collection, as shown below, which is then illustrated and narrated through her elaborate handiwork. ____________________________________________ “One day of life as a Tiger is far better than thousand years of living as…

THE SULTAN’S SOLDIERS MOODBOARD, JULY 2017

The studio moodboard for The Sultan’s Soldiers collection is rich in culture, history, ornamentation and art. Discover key elements of Sabina’s research here, and view some of the images which inspired her designs. ___________________________________________ Citing the works of Rudyard Kipling, the ancient animal fables of the Indian Panchatantra and elements of the true tales of…

MADE IN COMO, MAY 2017

Once each design has been intricately illustrated and perfected in London, it is sent over to our Como factory for printing and finishing. Here you can find a snapshot into the ancient, family-run factory and the techniques behind each scarf.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SCARF FOR YOU, MAY 2017

Deciding on a size and fabric style can be tricky when shopping online. That’s why we developed our handy size and fabric guide, so we can walk you through the options and find the style that’s right for you. In the images below, we have chosen The Qing Kingfishers design, and shown how it differs in each…

THE ALCHEMIE CHINOISERIE COLLECTION, APRIL 2017

Discover the full Spring/Summer 2017 collection and influences, and read the stories behind each of the designs. _________________________________________________ Great powers stir within three ancient Chinese specimen chests, long forgotten in an alchemist’s study. In an alchemist’s repository in Peking, three wooden specimen chests lie untouched by time. Old kimonos lie discarded around them; ribbons of…

ALCHEMIE CHINOISERIE DRAWINGS, FEBRUARY 2017

View the collection illustrations in progress, and see how the drawings transform into detailed and intricate scarf designs. Sabina creates a story for each collection, as shown below, which is then illustrated and narrated through her elaborate handiwork. ________________________________________________ Great powers stir within three ancient Chinese specimen chests, long forgotten in an alchemist’s study. In…

ALCHEMIE CHINOISERIE MOODBOARD, JANUARY 2017

The studio moodboard for the Alchemie Chinoiserie collection is rich in culture, history, myth and superstition. Discover key elements of Sabina’s research here, and view some of the images which inspired her designs. ___________________________________________ This collection references the beautiful costumes of the Chinese Opera and the incredible work of artist Ron Pippin. Below you can…

TOYKO TRADE MISSION, NOVEMBER 2016

This season, we were lucky enough to be selected to participate in a trade mission to Japan with the DIT, who had organised a showcase inside the Tokyo British embassy. Thirty British brands were invited to display their products to influential buyers, retailers and press. The event coincided with British Week in Tokyo, so there…

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, SEPTEMBER 2016

We exhibited our Spring/Summer 2017 collection in New York for the very first time. We will have several new US stockists in 2017, so please view our stockist map for your nearest store. Below is Sabina’s photo diary of the trip to New York.  

CIRCO LIBRE MOODBOARD, JULY 2016

A traveling animal circus train crashes in rural Peru. As the doors of their cages spring open, each of the captive animals discovers their new found freedom. They escape into the surrounding villages using the only means they know; the skill from their captivity becomes their vehicle to freedom. To disguise them from the pursuing…

CIRCO LIBRE DRAWINGS IN PROGRESS, JUNE 2016

A travelling animal circus train crashes in rural Peru.  As the doors of their cages spring open, each of the captive animals discovers their new found freedom. They escape into the surrounding villages using the only means they know; the skill from their captivity becomes their vehicle to freedom. To disguise them from the persuing…

WILLIAM & SON AW16 PRESS DAY, MAY 2016

On a stormy Wednesday in May, we were invited to appear at the beautiful William & Son Press Day in Mayfair. Sabina was drawing throughout the day and demonstrating the hours of work which go into creating each piece. Sabina managed to capure a few snapshots of the elegant set-up before the day began, including a giant,…

PARIS FASHION WEEK, MARCH 2016

It was a treat, as always, to return to Paris for another season exhibiting at Premiere Classe. We arrived a couple of days early this time, to allow a little time to enjoy the city, see some exhibitions and visit our lovely stockists. Sabina’s visual diary of the trip is below:

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL MOODBOARD, FEBRUARY 2016

Issuing a magisterial call to arms, animals from all corners of the globe are reclaiming their sovereignty. The coat of arms has long been an emblem of heraldry and pride. Since the threading of the Bayeux Tapestry in the 11th century, wealth and fortune were displayed through symbolic reference. Ferocious beasts were harnessed and chained…

RITUAL WILDERNESS AW15 INSPIRATION, NOVEMBER 2015

There are two books by two different photographers which were the major driving influence behind the Ritual Wilderness collection. Firstly, ‘Before They Pass Away’ by Jimmy Nelson. This is an enormous tome of Nelson’s breathtaking portraits of endangered tribes around the world. There is so much beauty and detail in his images, Sabina had to narrow her…

Trend: AW15 Tribal influence, August 2015

The Autumn/Winter 2015 catwalks were swarming with ethnic references, as is our Ritual Wilderness collection. From bold, native American prints, to statement facial jewellery, to heavily embellished detailing, the emerging trend was undeniable. We have seen fur trim and leather fringing before, but this time it was worked into the collections in such a raw…

TREND: SS15 Oriental Influence, May 2015

Just as the sun is beginning to shine, so the SS15 trends are beginning to come into play. Designers were on a flight of fancy to the orient for Spring, just like our Folklore Japonica collection. Many silhouettes had a decidedly eastern exoticism, complete with obi belts and daring thigh slits, elsewhere stylised Japanese prints came to the fore.…

Folklore Japonica Moodboard, April 2015

Ancient Japanese folk tales, Samurai armour and traditional Japanese woodcut prints inspired the Spring Summer 2015 collection, entitled Folklore Japonica. Above is a section of the mood board for the collection, which was influenced by three primary legends. Sabina creates a back-story for each design, a narrative to tell through the drawing. In this case, the…

Boticca Studio Visit, March 2015

In early March 2015 we were visited in the studio by Boticca, who promote independent designers all over the world. The interview was mainly based around the inspiration and working process for the Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Folklore Japonica. Sabina talked through the mood board for the collection, and the Japanese folk tales and legends that had influenced the collection.…

Paris Fashion Week, March 2015

We were delighted to be selected to exhibit the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection to buyers at Premiere Classe, Paris. Sabina managed to capture elements of the trip in a few snapshots, and you can view her photo diary below:

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