My peace scarf line is the first in a series of social awareness collections. They are intended to ... spark movements, start conversations, and showcase my process.
SARASOTA, FLORIDA (PRWEB) March 03, 2016
Mary DeArment, of Scarves By Mary DeArment®, announces her limited edition oblong peace scarf collection designed to spread social awareness, empower women, and give back to several charities. Whether framed on walls or delicately draped around shoulders, each luxe cashmere modal scarf contains a hidden word, uniquely transformed into beautiful geometric artwork.
Designer, artist, and entrepreneur Mary DeArment explains, “My peace scarf line is the first in a series of social awareness collections. They are intended to not only spark movements, start conversations, and showcase my process of using words as design elements, but also to provide customers an opportunity to donate a percentage back to nonprofits benefiting the arts, child welfare, and healthcare such as Camp Boggy Creek and NeuroChallenge Foundation.."
DeArment’s peace collection was created in response to the horrific 2015 Paris Attacks. The designer asked, “How can I spread the message of peace?” She took each letter of the words “peace” and “shalom” and used them as actual design elements to construct visual puzzles, exquisite patterns, and geometric artwork within each fluid, colorful scarf. The luxury collection also showcases multi-ethnic women modeling DeArment’s designs and wearing their “power word” to encourage and celebrate messages of peace, empowerment, and diversity. However, this collection is only the beginning of a much bigger picture for DeArment.
Coming Spring 2016, the prolific designer’s next scarf collection will include a socially conscious silk chiffon line with phrases and acronyms such as “Support Love,” “World Citizen,” “Gender Equality,” and “STEM.” DeArment states, “I enjoy inviting interesting, even thought provoking, conversations about the words/phrases embedded in my luxury scarves and I love using my accessory to help empower women. As a designer, I’m also very excited to collaborate with charities on different kinds of custom design work (not just scarves) and giving a percentage back to those causes. I want to offer an artistic vehicle for women to wear their word and for non-profits to highlight their message while also making a definitive statement in social awareness, fashion, and art.”
About Mary DeArment: Scarves By Mary DeArment® Owner, Mary DeArment is a Sarasota, Florida based artist, designer and entrepreneur. She draws inspiration from her background in design, art, teaching, and dance to create scarves from silk and other luxury fibers. Each scarf features hidden words embedded in each beautiful geometric design, hand-rolled hems, and a visual translation gift ornament. DeArment’s distinctive artwork has been custom created for many occasions from special events to charity auctions to the swag bags of the 2015 American Music Awards. DeArment completed her BA in Elementary Education at Goucher College and her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy at Drexel University.
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