Silvester was born in Amsterdam and is created by Marianne van Dodewaard and Inge Schmitt, both of them renowned specialists in the world of fashion, interiordesign and lifestyle trends. Stylist/journalist Marianne van Dodewaard, first studied fashion and after years of working in this field, she later switched to interior design. She was contributing to many magazines and newspapers and decided in 2015 it was time for new challenges. She started collecting and selling vintage objects for interior decoration -and she still is. While browsing antique- and flea-markets at home and abroad, she fell in love with scarves from the past: thus, the concept for Silvester was born.
Marianne's longtime friend Inge immediately shared her enthusiasm for this new adventure and became co-creator of Silvester. Inge studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and is a successful designer/art director. She works for national and international fashion- and accessories brands and also teaches at AMFI, Amsterdam Fashion Institute. She is currently also developing her own bag brand.
The two creators of Silvester have found an endless source of inspiration in their mutual love for the colourful world of vintage scarves.