I provide clients with unique, artisan textiles that stand out and provide illustrations for commercial projects.
My aim is to tell a story through my designs and evoke pleasant memories from life. My designs are influenced by a childhood spent in Hong Hong, ‘Alice in Wonderland: through the Looking glass’, whimsical patterns, organic forms, psychedelic 1960’s prints, vintage fashion and of course my love of animals!
My bespoke designs are available as limited edition and short run scarves created from my own hand drawn images, paintings and photography. Each scarf is lovingly made from either opulent silk chiffon fabric or silk and cotton mixes. They are then digitally printed, beautifully hemmed and made in Britain. My scarves are heirloom pieces which are designed to be passed down the generations. Marina Ignarski opulent scarves will stand the test of time when looked after.
You can also purchase many whimsical illustrations, luxury cotton cushions and greetings cards in my online shop or at Isle of Wight Traders on the Isle of Wight.
My products are designed as exclusive pieces intended for the discerning client. Pet or wedding commissions are welcome if you’re unable to find what you are looking for in my current collection.
Please contact Marina if you are interested in a special commission.
Anglo-American designer Marina Ignarski grew up in the bustling cities of Hong Kong and London. She studied at London College of Fashion and the University of the West of England, where she earned her degree in Fashion and Textile design. She also has a PGCE in Design and Technology. Inspired by her work placement at Anna Sui in New York, Marina set up Marina Ignarski Designs in 2010.
Marina gained experience of the fashion industry whilst working as a freelance textile designer for Jocasta Bullock Design Studio. In 2013 Marina exhibited at Indigo trade show in New York under her own brand in 2013.
Marina went on to design an exclusive collection for Keka, designing iPhone and iPad cases from 2013-2014. She regularly works on wedding stationery commissions and examples can be seen in the gallery. Most recently she illustrated the star girl reporter series ‘The Day I Met Linda Mcartney’ (E-book) written by Alison Jane Reid.
Currently based on the relaxing Isle of Wight in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the surrounding sea and countryside help to provide inspiration for unique, natural and organic forms.