BESS is an accessories house for those who like to buck the trend. We are inspired by strong, authentic women who forge their own path in life. A BESS scarf is a canvas for high-end luxury and street-style cool. A scarf that uses traditional hand-finishing alongside bold graphic prints to create a look like no other.

The silk squares are designed in New Zealand by founder and Creative Director Nicole Sykes, who honed her design skills for many years as a commercial Art Director. Nicole’s lifelong love of fashion and print has now come together to create this subversive accessories brand.


Each vibrant design is printed onto the highest quality Silk Twill and Silk Crêpe de Chine and then lovingly hand finished.


BESS is currently available online. For information on how to become a stockist please contact us at