On Our Radar: Prova Scarves-------
I fell for one of Irini Arakas’ Prova scarves a year ago. Something about the oversize red and navy houndstooth and its densely beaded black and white fringe made it go with everything. Since launching her brand in 2006, the Vogue editor-turned-designer has added jewelry and dresses to her repertoire. But it’s her new-for-Fall 2011 Prova loops, which combine silk in what she’s rather accurately described as “Vikings on acid in the Arctic Circle” prints with 100 percent merino wool, that I’m finding hard to resist. They come in three styles: a split cowl neck with beaded fringe on both sides, an infinity loop with fringe on just one side, and a very large loop that comes with a zipper; unzipped it’s an even larger scarf. Just the thing for the snow showers they’re predicting for day one of New York fashion week. The loops will range from $465 to $695; interested buyers should contact the Greg Mills Showroom, www.gregmillsltd.com.