Temps de Reve by Adrian Mesko, “Bond Street Jewels” silk scarf, $275.
My mid-afternoon strolls through Soho have proven to be quite inspirational. Several weeks ago I spotted a beautiful scarf in the windows of MiN, an apothecary and boutique on Crosby Street. At first glance I thought that this was a vintage scarf, my eyes immediately focusing on the Art Nouveau dragonfly in the center, but after talking to the shopkeeper I learned that the scarf was the creation of Adrian Mesko, a young fashion photographer. Mesko has traveled the world on assignments for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar Australia (his childhood home) but, as of December 2010, he also became a designer when he launched his own line of silk scarves.
Mesko’s label is called Temps de Reve, which means dream time in French. The scarves are an extension of Mesko’s photography work: by superimposing his own stills onto the silk scarves he is giving his work a new life, and according to Mesko a “new sense of functionality.”
The scarf that I fell in love with is called “Bond Street Jewels” and is a shot of a window display on London’s New Bond Street, which is known for its upscale boutiques and jewelry stores.
It really felt like a dream to stumble on a shop window in modern-day Soho and feel transported to London circa 1900. As Adrian tells me, “it could have been a snapshot of some one’s view a couple of hundred years ago, a timeless image from my dream time.” Or mine.