Desert Veil is a brand inspired by desert living. The collection was designed as wearable shade by an artist after moving to Marfa and the greater Chihuahuan Desert. The pieces respond to the basic need for shade under the desert sun and the occasional desire to veil oneself, to be cloaked or shielded from outer elements.
Veil / vāl / from Latin vela
/noun/ is a piece of fine material worn by women to protect the face /verb/ cover, envelop, mask, enfold, shade, shield, cloak.
The Desert Veil was designed as a hooded scarf to shade from the sun, but serves in many other ways, shawl for the shoulders, covering for the face, head piece. All the Desert Veil pieces were designed with the intention to envelop the body in comfort and grace.
The ancient Romans called linen textus ventilus, meaning “woven wind.” The weave of linen allows air to flow through the fabric with ease. When linen billows away, the body breaths. Designed with simple elegant lines, the wind transforms the pieces into an ever-changing experience of light, shadow and shape.