Charlotte Sparre began her career as a young student selling hair accessories on Saturdays at the market. Thus starting her interest for buying and selling. As her career made her a regular buyer of fabrics it felt natural for her to buy fabrics on a holiday in China. With all the beautiful silk she brought home she made scarves for selling. When Charlotte ran out of fabric and the demand increased she came up with the idea of making a proper production. Arriving in China Charlotte realised that the minimum purchase was larger than she had anticipated and she would have to buy 4.000 meters of silk which corresponds to 8.000 scarves. She believed in the idea though and decided to start up her own production. It turned out to be a huge success. The silk scarves became popular with Danish women and were often seen worn by celebrities.
Through an 11 years career of design and production Charlotte Sparre has now developed a huge collection of scarves which includes cotton-scarves, crochet shawls, suede shawls, delicate evening shawls with applications and large woollen shawls.
The creation of unique and eye-catching patterns and colour combinations is the essence of Charlotte Sparre’s work. Charlotte Sparre, the designer, finds her inspiration by observing people and environments all over the globe. Traditional garments from one corner of the earth or a pattern on the ceiling of a church from the opposite corner of the earth are put together with fashion trends of the times. Out of this, intense explosions of colour arise with playful graphic patterns and prints which become dynamic handicraft in the form of scarves and unique clothing. The design is voluminous and ultra feminine and together with the collection’s oblique prints becomes a unique and personal work of art.
Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Alec Wek, May Andersen