If the butterfly is the perfect expression of nature’s whimsy, its fashion equivalent is the silk scarf. It does nothing, really, but flutter prettily in the breeze and offer a finishing flourish to an outfit.
Dries van Noten formed fluttering squares of silk into the shoulder or hem of a jacket or dress.
Versace's spring collection featured head-to-toe patterned PJs and headscarves.
Gucci's spring/summer show featured scarves worn low and tied behind the head or wound around the throat.
Marc Jacobs' spring/summer collection was a procession of silk turbans.