C F McEwan is the accessories label by textile artist Clare McEwan. Drawn from Clare’s creative projects, she presents a collection of luxury printed 100% silk scarves. Ideas are captured through Clare’s drawings, prints, 3d sculptural forms and macro photography.
With a First Class Honours degree from London’s Central Saint Martins college, Clare has continued to pursue her own artistic practice, investigating the use of digital and print media within textiles, producing large-scale textile hangings for interiors. She secured a commission for these textile hangings for a Health clinic in the Emirates Towers, Dubai. Clare went on to be selected for the Arts Council South East Setting Up Scheme, where she held a Digital Artist Placement with Waddesdon Church of England School, Bucks, providing valuable time and focus to develop imagery for new technologies.
The new label C F McEwan evolved as a next step in the use of Clare’s experimental image making. Launched at the end of 2012, these printed scarves have been described as: ‘walking the line between original artworks and fashion product’ Art Wednesday. C F McEwan scarves are now stocked in a range of boutiques and gallery shops around the UK and USA.
About the imagery
With an interest in surface, shape and layer, Clare makes use of a variety of materials in her work. Drawing, printmaking, hand stitching and simple making processes are combined to create abstract and atmospheric imagery. Irregular shaped objects and surfaces are formed using paper, fabric and plastic.
Clare photographs these textiles, objects and surfaces using a range of light sources and filters, exploring shadow, reflection and edge. The photographs are developed into distinct scarf designs for each new C F McEwan collection.
Have a look at Clare’s Tumblr page for examples of these studies.
About the scarves
In keeping with the philosophy behind her art, all of Clare’s designs combine digital and traditional techniques. The scarves are made in the UK, where she oversees the production process from start to finish.
The scarves are square in shape and printed onto lightweight 100% silk crepe, measuring 125cm x 125cm and 65cm x 65cm. Luxurious, translucent and incredibly soft against the skin, these silk pieces offer a vibrant and easy-to-wear addition to a wardrobe.