Ilona Tambor

About Ilona Tambor

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Harmony – Art, Design and Fashion Intersect

Ilona Tambor perceives the natural world and all its sensory offerings through her individual, creative lens. It’s this personal, characteristic view of the colours, hues, and tones of flora and fauna that is evident in her artworks.

Ilona transforms the beauty found in our world, capturing the spirit of flora and fauna by hand.
Her creative process begins with hand-drawn illustrations of her inspiration – nature in all its whimsy and possibility.

By translating the essence of nature into works of art, Ilona developed her eponymous brand. Ilona Tambor crafts functional art infused with her very own charm. Each illustration becomes wearable art. Each pattern starts its life as a hand-drawn sketch, manipulated through the magic of digital illustration, finally becoming a wearable accessory with a definitive character.

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Elevate the Inner You – The Ilona Tambor Creative Spirit 

Silks and prints – Ilona’s passion centers around these two things, using focussed creativity to bring them together in extraordinary splendour. The allure of the designs extends to the wearer, bringing a distinguished charm and exquisite mood, both to how you look and feel. This is what Ilona Tambor offers with every signature piece in her silk scarf range, along with other accessories. 

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou 

It’s precisely this spirit that drives the creative design and process of Ilona Tambor. While Ilona’s silk scarves and accessories each carry something characteristic, ensuring that what you’re wearing offers a special, exclusive quality, there’s a lot more that goes into every product. 

Just as Maya Angelou states emphatically, Ilona holds firmly onto this very same belief. Yes, she pours her creative soul into every memorable pattern, but this creativity is not without purpose. It’s her conviction that every pattern – whether it’s worn around your neck or as a headwrap, offers you a lifted state of mind. Simply put, Ilona Tambor’s creations aim to bring a lasting smile to your innate being. 

Its enchanting aesthetic is just one element of the brand, but once you try one on, you’ll feel the all-encompassing delight woven into every silk scarf. Featured in Condé Nast Traveller issues in 2020, Ilona Tambor’s products offer that holiday feeling, every day. 

Ideals and Values – Sustainable, Ethical, Timeless Design

Ilona believes that imagination is forever. With each silk scarf, mobile phone case, twilly scarf, and pocket square, her artworks bring imagination and the fantastical into daily life. The patterns she creates metamorphose into accessories that speak to those who live life-inspired. This is fashion for those with purpose and perception; those who take the time to enjoy the journey, appreciating the subtleties and nuances found along the way.

Imagination is a combination of creativity, hope, and belief. These three ideals are incorporated into the Ilona Tambor brand. By promoting imagination in every piece, Ilona ensures that every piece espouses these values. With hope for a world with conscience, she ensures that the luxury fabrics and materials used in creating her accessories are sustainable and manufactured through ethical labour.

It’s this hope and belief that guides Ilona in crafting accessories that last. Hers is not a belief in fast fashion.
Quality materials can last a lifetime, and a combination of ethically-sourced materials and timeless design means that your Ilona Tambor piece can always be a part of your personal story.

Art with Purpose – Project Your Individuality

Ilona employs her vision, with generous lashings of whimsy, to inspire imagination in others. Every accessory is artwork that has come to life on the finest quality of silk and wool to add a dash of enchantment to your everyday.

As art and beauty are in the eye of the beholder, how you wear these artworks is up to you. These luxury fabrics, coupled with fantastical, sometimes surreal, patterns encourage the wearer to be free in their expression. Ilona’s use of bold hues and impeccable attention to detail allows you to enhance your choice of ensemble, telling your own story through colour and nuanced fantasy.