Candler Park’s Hannah Cross dazzles with debut scarf collection

The illustrator’s fanciful designs come alive on Italian silk
Photograph by David Meister

Local illustrator and graphic designer Hannah Cross recently debuted her collection of fine scarves, and we haven’t been this dazzled by silk since Hermès opened at Buckhead Atlanta. Cross creates digital illustrations at her home studio in Candler Park, and the scarves are produced and hand-finished in Como, Italy. The 17 styles feature bright, fanciful animals inspired by traditional folk art from around the world. Maroon and gold rabbits, accented in blood orange and magenta, nod to tapestries of northern England; coral and aqua rams with a sunburst motif take cues from Scandinavia. Cross plans to collaborate with local fashion designer Megan Huntz; we’re hoping for a tunic come spring.

Find Hannah Cross Ltd. scarves at Showroom Ampersand (by appointment) and at $325 each.

This story originally appeared in our January 2015 issue.