A few years ago I was researching the HermÃ¨s Scarves I bought at the sample sale. I wanted to know the artist and year produced. It was during that search that I found my a few of my go to HermÃ¨s Scarf reference sites. Over time I’ve added some more sites to that list and I’ve decided to share.
HSCI HermÃ¨s Scarf Photo Catalogue – Want to know more about your Hermes scarf, this is your first stop. The HermÃ¨s Scarf Photo Catalogue has an extensive archive of scarves dating all the way back to 1937. Scarves are cross referenced by name, artist, year of issue, material, etc. A community of HermÃ¨s fans contribute photos to the catalogue and it’s updated regularly.
Luxury-scarves.com – This is an online shop that sells new, used and vintage HermÃ¨s scarves. It also has a database that has a number of scarves from the HermÃ¨s archives. If you can’t find it at the HSCI this is your next stop.
The Official HermÃ¨s Pinterest page has a board called HermÃ¨s Silk which has images of the Spring Summer 2013 silk collection now but I hope they continue to add to it in the future.
MaiTai’s Picture Book – This is a look into the life of an HermÃ¨s super fan. It’s a personal style blog but she also has a number of scarf tying tutorials. The is searchable by knot. This woman is hardcore.
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.
I posted about my lust for Hermes scarves way, way back in 2006 and I’ve decided to revisit that. The Fall Winter 2008 – 2009 collection is influenced by India and there are lot of elephant motives everywhere. My Mom would be dying, she loves elephants.
I’ve reposted the history of the Hermes scarf and some facts. It takes 2 years and 250 silk cocoons to make a 90 centimeter square scarf. The details are behind the cut if you are interested.