Now that it’s getting legit cold in most parts of the country, it’s time to reach for the big guns. And by that I mean the scarves that are more like blankets—the sorts that you can’t toss around your neck three times. This number—cashmere with just a splash of wool—was hand-painted by the Fort Makers team in Brooklyn, and each incarnation is singularly unique. Yes, a piece of art that will keep you from freezing your ass off. —erica
Inspired by Bauhaus, Fort Makers is an artist collective who make functional and interactive art. With a wrap-around ethos to create three-dimensional and immersive art rather than a brand, this collective lend their talents to fashion, textile and home ware, as well as large scale public installations.
Oh, Man! I love everything about the creative work happening over at the Fort Makers in Brooklyn! I especially love their more recent project: a collection of handpainted dresses for Made In Kind (which you can purchase at Anthropologie).