Nathalie Pellon

Here at the Silk Bureau, we are proud to claim some of the most talented international designers as our Customers. And so, when Nathalie Pellon recently showed us an article in Tatler magazine featuring only a sample of her many gorgeous scarves, we were keen to share it.

“Playing with colour and shape is my passion”

It’s not difficult to see how the natural beauty of the mountains and idyllic scenery of Switzerland inspires our featured artist Nathalie Pellon. It is such a beautiful country.

For each project, Nathalie’s thorough research takes her back to nature. The emotive feeling brought about the organic colour palette and mood encourages her to create layouts of combined shapes into stunning patterns.

“That’s the part where I feel rich and happy to dive into the design process and create”

Artworks created from her research are then turned into scarves, repeat pattern fabric and various other garments. Along with two other designers, Nathalie opened a unique boutique – “ooonyva” – in the historic city of Berne, the capital of Switzerland, where all her products are available to purchase.

When she’s not working as a freelance textile designer, Nathalie is also an author and textile lecturer, sharing her love of fabrics and surface patterns with others.

“The way fabrics adjust through movement and light is still something that amazes me every day”

As seen in Tatler magazine (March 2021, Issue 4) the featured scarf is from her collection “conte de fees”.

Snow White and Rose Red is the inspiration for this scarf. The nature seen by both girls on their walk through the woods is depicted in the background. Contrasting moments are shown as peaks, reflective of their different thoughts, offer complimentary shapes to create the layout. The bear transformed into a deer was Nathalie’s own artistic twist.

Feature scarf: Photo by Ruben Ung, Hair & MakeUp: Jarmila Kovacovsky, Model: Anouk Ammann

“I think I have the most marvellous job”

Many thanks to Nathalie for sharing this with us. We wish her all the best and look forward to printing more of her beautiful designs in the future.

Video credit: Thomas Suremann