Lucy Hall and Emily Green

Words – Melissa Forsyth

Photos – J Forsyth

Emily Green & Lucy Hall Scarf Range Launch, Hut 13, 13 Morey Street, Malvern

I have an Emily Green Broach, an Emily Green Necklace and I’ll soon have a new Emily Green scarf to add to my collection. For those that don’t know, Emily Green is a Melbourne designer and one of the pioneers of Melbourne’s colour revival. The Nicolas Building in Melbourne’s CBD is Emily’s design home and the place where everything from the collection is created. A couple of weeks ago Emily launched her latest offering at Hut 13 – a series of knitted cotton scarfs in a range of vivid colours – magenta, florescent yellow and neon red and a watercolour silk version.

It did not stop raining on the day of the launch, but not even the rain stopped hoards of Melbournians venturing out to grab a new Emily Green accessory. The lights from Hut 13 and reflection from rows of colourful flags lit up Morey Street, while the Taco truck and a three piece Jazz band looked after the crowd. It was such an unusual winter’s night – full of colour and warmth, much like Emily’s work.
The range of scarfs is the result of collaboration with Lucy Hall, a local artist, designer and knitwear expert. Together they created three designs – Neon Pebble, Neon Neutral Strip and Magenta Neutral Strip. The design duo combined the bright colours with neutral tones making the scarf’s very wearable. On launch night I spotted ladies from different fashion angles with the scarf, and they all looked great.
For me the scarfs will be an excellent addition to my winter wardrobe, injecting some much needed colour and decoration to my all too often black winter uniform. The cotton knit is also light enough to be carried through all seasons. The scarfs are available at a range of stores across Melbourne as well as online, check out Emily’s site for further detail. Enjoy!