A few months ago HermÃ¨s and Rei Kawakubo announced that they would collaborate. Comme des GarÃ§ons x HermÃ¨s scarves naturally got people pretty excited. I’m one of them. The collaboration resulted in two collections named “Black and White” and “Colour”. Rei incorporated house designs and manipulated them to create something new.
The ‘Black and White’ collection is available only in Comme des GarÃ§ons shops (Aoyama-Tokyo, New York, Paris). The ‘Colour’ collection: collection can only be purchased at Dover Street Market stores (London, Tokyo). For people who can’t get to Tokyo, Paris or New York, you can buy the scarves online at www.doverstreetmarket.com from February 6, 2013 for the ‘Colour’ collection and from April 1, 2013 for the ‘Black and White’ collection. Prices start range from Â£300 – Â£1,500.
They are rolling out the sale of the scarves in the retail shops. Here are the details
- From 6th February 2013 in the Comme des GarÃ§ons shop, Paris
- From 7th February 2013 in the Comme des GarÃ§ons shop, New York
- From 8th February 2013 in the Comme des GarÃ§ons shop in Aoyama-Tokyo, and the Dover Street Market Ginza shop.
- From 12th February in the Dover Street Market shop, London
“Rei Kawakubo has stamped her vision on the HermÃ¨s scarf. With rigour, precision, energy and salienceâ€, remarks Bali Barret, Artistic Director.
“I have always deeply respected the tradition and craftsmanship of HermÃ¨s. In our project together, rather than wanting to wear the scarves, I was looking forward to the change that would happen when I added something to the beautiful â€˜paintings’ of HermÃ¨s scarf designs. I think through the addition of abstract images, we have transformed the scarf and created something newâ€, comments Rei Kawakubo.(source: press release)
I love the collection but who didn’t expect that. My favourite prints are Patch g+-Â¼ant and Touch Me.
images: courtesy of HermÃ¨s