Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, founders of the award-winning luxury clothing and accessories brand Rodarte will design an exclusive series of limited-edition scarves for Mandarin Oriental, New York. The inaugural design will debut during New York Fashion Week in September 2015 and the second design in the series will launch during February 2016 Fashion Week.
Inspired by the property’s iconic views of the city and Central Park, the first scarf will be available for purchase at Mandarin Oriental, New York beginning on Friday, September 12, 2015.
The inaugural scarf has been designed with today’s glamorous jetsetter in mind and takes its inspiration from the panoramic views of Central Park from the hotel. The intricate black and white pattern of the scarf is reminiscent of tree branches in Central Park during the winter season, an element that is also reflected within the hotel’s Restaurant Asiate with its glittering Murano glass ceiling installation, Central Park Trees. A subtle stripe of rich orchid purple that is signature to the hotel’s restaurant is woven into the edges of the scarf’s fabric for an elevated touch of style. The scarf measures 48 inches by 48 inches, is made of 100% modal and will retail for USD 350 at the hotel’s Spa Boutique.
“Our location in the heart of one of the world’s fashion capitals provides us with the opportunity to delight our guests and fans with one-of-a-kind experiences and exclusive programming that celebrate fashion,” said General Manager Susanne Hatje. “The scarf designs we will introduce throughout the series will be true pieces of fashion and wearable art, as well as collector’s items that guests may bring home with them as a memento of their time spent with us at Mandarin Oriental, New York.”