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San Francisco Holds a Special Place in Louisa Parris's Heart

Photo: Gemma Day via <a href="">The Telegraph</a>
Photo: Gemma Day via The Telegraph

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Louisa Parris may run her scarf and dress lines out of London, but it all began in San Francisco. The designer spent eight years in the Bay Area while her then-boyfriend (now husband) was a designer at Apple, and the city clearly made an impression. "We were lucky enough to get a lovely rent-controlled apartment in the Noe Valley, which dated back to the 1900s. All the floorboards had been laid by hand, the doors had these big brass handles, and I was completely taken with it...I found [San Francisco] so inspiring — all these amazing buildings painted in bright pastel colours. It was a great place to develop as a designer and hone my aesthetic. I launched my label in San Francisco and recently designed a set of scarves named after its streets," she tells The Telegraph. If you've ever wondered what a Noe scarf would look like, here's the answer.
· Style secrets: Fashion designer Louisa Parris shows us round her luxury home [Telegraph]
· Louisa Parris [Official Site]