Looking for stylish, luxury gifts this Christmas? Take a look at the below!
AHILYA, the luxury cashmere scarf brand, derives its name from an Indian Queen. The pieces are a collaboration between expert weavers and original artistic imagination, resulting in bespoke, limited edition collections which are designed to develop into heirlooms. In addition to staple favourites in shades of neutral tones, AHILYA collaborates with different artists each season, most recently emerging artists Claire Fanjul and Lela Shields, to create beautiful and unique silk screen prints on luxurious, hand woven cashmere.
The ultra fine texture of the AHILYA cashmere results in a staple piece for every wardrobe – trans-seasonal to suit any climate or occasion.
Manuela Moollan, born and educated in Paris, established AHILYA in 2008. Following her wedding trip to India and through her original career in filmmaking, she learned about the traditional cultures of Kashmir. A gift of a beautiful antique shawl from her parents-in-law made her realise the potential to create a product which would fuse ancient artisan tradition with contemporary technical brilliance, using the craft of the world’s finest cashmere weavers with a fresh bold London aesthetic.
AHILYA won the Ethical Fashion Forum’s Innovation Award in 2010. All the scarves are hand made using the finest materials and using traditions which support the environment which form its support base. The collections are available in Browns, Wolf & Badger and in selected One & Only Resorts worldwide.