I was so excited to receive the spring lookbook from Australia-based label, Andéol, in my inbox this morning after an email exchange with the founder and designer, Emilie Cacace. Emilie has an incredible eye for print design and travels the world sourcing inspiration for her collection of scarves.  Her spring collection, Vedas Maya, was created from photographs taken in Guatemala.  Textures, paint, people, tiles and more were used as a reference point for all of the prints, and the result is a gorgeous collection of silk crepe de chine scarves decorated in kaleidoscopic prints in the most show-stopping brights imaginable.  The name of the spring collection, Vedas Maya, stems from ancient beliefs in India and Guatemala: “Both India and Guatemala are unique cultures, but often in life when things are right cosmic connections and coincidences arise, if you look hard enough. The ancient Mayan people of Guatemala have predicted a powerful evolutionary change will occur when the earth reaches the end of a great cycle marked by the alignment of the December solstice sun with the Galactic Centre (the rotational centre of the Milky Way) on the 21st December 2012. Their predictions were derived from ancient cosmology, beyond occult superstition or religious prophecy, that are still popular beliefs across Central America.  For the astrologers of the ancient Hindu scriptures, the Vedas, these rare occurrences of alignment were also considered important markers in the Vedic calendar, signifying new periods of transition. That both civilisations recognised the existence of the Galactic Centre with their naked eye (the exact coordinates were not found until 1918) and monitored our periodic alignment is a striking connection between two cultures that had had no contact.  Modern researchers have interpreted these mysterious periods of transition with varying degrees of concern. Many have warned of an impending apocalypse, while others predict a new state of consciousness.”  For more information about Andéol, visit the website here.