Be it Elie Saab, Marchesa, Mary Katrantzou or our very own Anita Dongre and Sabyasachi, for designers nature has been the biggest inspiration of all and the same holds true for upcoming designers too. For these two sisters from Poland, nature is in everything they do and their independent fashion brand is proof to that.
Celina and Maja Debowska’s label ‘Celapiu’ mostly makes cold weather accessories and the latest in their addition are cute animal-head scarves. The products are handmade and uses locally-sourced materials. You can take your pick from owls, swans, pelicans, red pandas, foxes and monkeys and can easily pair one to complement your dress while on an evening-out or simply rock it with a long brown winter-coat. For bravehearts, it could also be an addition to the wedding gown!
Talking about the inspiration for these scarves, Celina says, “I play with styles, shuffle between cartoon kitsch and urban deconstruction”.
Started in 2005 by Celina, who is a film graduate, Celapiu has been manufacturing scarves, hats, headgear and other cozy winter accessories.
“The name ‘Celapiu’ contains part of my own name, it’s actually a word I invented. Looking back, I think it was a kind of a charm or battle cry for me at that time, to gain more courage at the threshold of my own adult life as an independent designer,” writes Celina on their company’s Etsy page.