I want – I got’s Hermes Scarf Reference Guide

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A few years ago I was researching the Hermès 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 Hermès Scarf reference sites. Over time I’ve added some more sites to that list and I’ve decided to share.

HSCI Hermès Scarf Photo Catalogue – Want to know more about your Hermes scarf, this is your first stop. The Hermès 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 Hermès 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 Hermès scarves. It also has a database that has a number of scarves from the Hermès archives. If you can’t find it at the HSCI this is your next stop.

Herm̬s Sub Forum at PurseForum.com РThis is where the hardcore Herm̬s fans hangout. They have sections dedicated to authentication, shopping and reference library. I lurk this site for research and to find out about upcoming scarf collections as PurseForum members have the inside scoop. Pretty much anything you want to know about Herm̬s will be found here.

Hermes Scarf Guides Facebook Page – This Facebook page has a large number of photos for browsing.

The Official Hermès Pinterest page has a board called Hermès 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 Hermès 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.

Les 3 Marches de Catherine B Pinterest РThis is a Parisan vintage shop and there are so many boards dedicated to Herm̬s silks.

image: hermes.tumblr.com

Comme des Carrés, Hermès x Comme des Garçons

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Cheval surprise studio des fleurs
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCheval surprise studio des fleurs

A few months ago Hermès and Rei Kawakubo announced that they would collaborate. Comme des Garçons x Hermès 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.

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Touch Me
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РTouch Me

The ‘Black and White’ collection is available only in Comme des Garçons 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 £300 – £1,500.

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Patch g+-¼ant
Hermès x Comme des Garçons – Patch g+-¼ant

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 Garçons shop, Paris
  • From 7th February 2013 in the Comme des Garçons shop, New York
  • From 8th February 2013 in the Comme des Garçons shop in Aoyama-Tokyo, and the Dover Street Market Ginza shop.
  • From 12th February in the Dover Street Market shop, London
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Harnais de cour
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РHarnais de cour

“Rei Kawakubo has stamped her vision on the Hermès scarf. With rigour, precision, energy and salience”, remarks Bali Barret, Artistic Director.

“I have always deeply respected the tradition and craftsmanship of Hermès. 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 ‘paintings’ of Hermès scarf designs. I think through the addition of abstract images, we have transformed the scarf and created something new”, comments Rei Kawakubo.(source: press release)

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Quadrige
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РQuadrige
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Couvertures et tenues de jour N&B
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCouvertures et tenues de jour N&B

I love the collection but who didn’t expect that. My favourite prints are Patch g+-¼ant and Touch Me.

Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Couvertures et tenues de jour couleur
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCouvertures et tenues de jour couleur
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Coaching
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCoaching
Hermès x Comme des Garçons - Circuit 24 Faubourg
Herm̬s x Comme des Gar̤ons РCircuit 24 Faubourg

images: courtesy of Hermès

25 Ways To Tie A Scarf Video

This is the best thing I’ve ever watched on youTube. I have printouts from the Hermes website on scarf tying but I’m always looking for more ways to incorporate.

This video is gives you options for all fabric weights. Wendy Nguyen and her Mystery Man did an amazing job. Read their behind the scenes account of the process, I found it fascinating.

Thank you Flare Fashion for posting this: Viral Video: 25 Ways To Tie A Scarf – Flare.com.

The easiest way to my heart is through a Hermes Scarf

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.