For her autumn/winter 2018/19 collection, Austrian designer Lena Hoschek looked to the botanical gardens of London, Berlin and Vienna. Inspired by the gardens themselves and by sketches of plants and butterflies found in antique books from the 1880s, she brought these elements together to form the vibrant pattern of the pictured scarf. Hoschek has been involved with the Blühendes Österreich organisation, which supports the biodiversity of butterflies and insects in Austria, for some time and wanted to honour this connection with her latest design. Born and raised in Austria, she founded her own label in 2005, creating traditional dirndls alongside fashion-forward garments, and now boasts flagship stores in both Vienna and Graz.
Lena Hoschek scarf, €220
Lena Hoschek, Goldschmiedgasse 7A, 1010 Vienna, +43 (0)50 309200