Manner Market believes style is about self expression and feeling good in your skin. Sourced from the finest silk, each collection features patterns inspired by the art, music, and landscape of Los Angeles.
Audria is a designer from Los Angeles. She creates timeless silk scarves that are made to be worn in whatever way compels you. Each collection is influenced by a different aspect of Southern California – it’s rugged landscape, the punk rock culture and booming art scene.
SO, WHY SCARVES
Scarves have always been my staple accessory, but it seems that most brands treat it as a forgotten or neglected item. I wanted to create a brand that focused on reinventing scarves, to show people how amazing they are, how they can transform an outfit, and that they are most certainly not just for your grandmother.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO WEAR YOUR SCARF?
The double knot is my favorite. It’s so chic and simple, especially when you’re wearing all black - it just elevates your whole look.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Fairfax Blvd, it’s a long street that reminds me of my childhood - almost like a timeline.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT LOS ANGELES?
I used to hate Los Angeles. I moved to NYC in my early twenties, but when I started designing I realized all my inspiration was about LA. Reflecting on Angelenos I admire most, Chris Burden, Jonathan Gold and bands like the Germs - it’s clear to me that those who are born here share a thirst for discovering our backyard. Now I’m completely obsessed with LA it's infused in all my creative projects.
WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CONCERT?
There was a record shop on Melrose Ave that specialized in punk. I don’t know who the band even was, but it’s where I fell in love with music in general.
Feel good about the quality and source of our silk. We've done the research and care - so you just have to look good.
OUR SILK QUALITY
At Manner Market, we use Grade A Silk. That means, our silk can be unraveled without any floss breaking, but it’s still breathable, light and soft. Basically, after tireless effort, we have created the perfect silk scarf.
We figured if China mastered the fabrication of silk since 3000 BC, then they must know their stuff . We support a small supplier that understands the importance of quality.
We use reactive dyes to preserve the color of the ink but without any nasty stuff.
Our hemming threads come from Japan. It's a little touch of luxury, and adds strength to the edges of the scarf.