Vera was the third of four children born to Fanny and Meyer Salaff who encouraged each of their children to find a passion and follow it — in her case drawing and painting. Her father gave her 50 cents for each sketchbook she could fill with her drawings as well as taking her to The Metropolitan Museum of Art every Sunday. Her first job was as a fashion illustrator and then a textile designer on Seventh Avenue in New York. Shortly afterwards, she left to design fabric and murals for children's rooms.
I also scored an original scarf in the tiniest little town in Colorado once. So nice to learn more about her as a designer. Still had the original sales tag on. Perhaps I will wear it today. I work right next to that anthro, and vera is my absolute favourite scarf designer.
We have selected a list of British-made scarves and soft accessories brands which include silk, cashmere and wool to create beautiful made-in-UK cosy knitted scarves, wraps, cravats, pockets squares and silk scarves. Dipii Stark is a brand selling luxury silk scarves and pocket squares which are designed and made in the UK. Her rekindled passion for the creative art and celebration for life and a trip to a textile museum in Italy, triggered a desire in her to create her own motifs.
Vera Neumann was one of the most successful female artists and entrepreneurs of her time. Her philosophy was that fine art should be accessible to everyone, not just a select few. She also believed that art should be worn and is remembered today for her popular floral and geometric printed scarves. Everything on our site is original, one-of-a-kind vintage.