Many people adore the luxurious feel of fur and glamour it can bring to almost any outfit. But is it really right to wear fur in today’s world? What of the ethical implications? Fortunately Lux-Fix stocked designer Hayley Menzies has found a way for the modern, thinking woman to put fur back into her wardrobe without hurting her conscience. Since launching her label in 2011 Hayley has created range of contemporary scarves and shawls using reclaimed fur and beautiful natural fabrics. Her designs have been featured in Tatler, Vogue and Glamour making her the go to designer for comfortable and luxurious cover ups. Chic, striking and just a little bit decadent, her bohemian creations are constantly evolving to reflect our changing notions of glamour and luxury.
Hayley’s scarves and shawls are all made of beautifully soft cashmere and recycled furs, colourful feathers or wooden beads; the variety of her designs makes them ideal for a range of events. Her light, flowing Chelsea scarf would make a great addition to a summer party outfit, this lightweight shawl sophisticated but casual appearance making it perfect for long cool summer nights. The Eivissa scarf on the other hand has all the charm of a quirky foreign find, just the thing for the free spirited traveller. Both these styles come in a selection of colours from dark blacks and navy blues to ethereal whites and nudes.
Shawls, scarves and cover ups are often thrown on as an afterthought, as a necessity rather than a sartorial choice, but the use of fur and feathers makes Hayley’s scarves statement pieces in their own right. Her Woodstock scarf bordered by brilliantly coloured feathers is the ultimate style statement, named after the legendary music festival this is one scarf that was practically made for Glastonbury.
Whether you are a free spirited bohemian or sophisticated fashion lover Hayley Menzies is one brand you should definitely think about including in your wardrobe. With their distinctive designs and multitude of uses you could soon find these scarves becoming one of your favourite style staples.