A sense of style lies at the heart of all things Italian. Consider this simple shawl: a five-by-five-foot swath of woven silk-cashmere that has for decades been a staple of the collections of Loro Piana, maker of the finest cashmere on the planet. Block-printed in ton-sur-ton patterns or in monochromatic shades ranging from fior di latte cream to bright raspberry to basic black, it’s both whisper-light and deliciously warm, adding a dash of whimsy and a dose of practicality to your travel wardrobe. Which is why, for everyone from the frequent flier to the jet-setter, a Loro Piana shawl is the perfect companion—as appropriate (and fabulous) draped over your shoulders at a palazzo wedding in Rome as it is keeping you cozy on the red-eye from LAX to JFK.
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