NEW SCARVES FROM HERMÈS • Spring/Summer 2017
This season, in honour of the annual theme for 2017, “The sense of the object”, Hermès has put its men’s images in the hands of photographer Daniel Riera, which have then been altered and rephotographed by artist Thomas Lélu.By inserting incongruous, everyday objects, he humorously gives each image new meaning and reveals the fantasy of the ties and accessories for the Hermès man.
100 scarf in silk and cotton with Les Bains d’Hermès print
This vertiginous perspective pool, inspired by the stepwells of Rajasthan, is filled with more than a hundred people who are playing, bathing, or calling to one another. A scene imagined by designer Ugo Gattoni, who created the Hippopolis scarf for the autumn-winter 2015 collection, whose humour is revealed as the gaze dives in. A new material for summer in silk and cotton for a softer, more flexible wear.
100 scarf in silk twill with Caducée Rock tie and dye print
Enhanced by the depth of the tie-dye print, the Caducée Rock design presents its summer version for an even more “rock” effect.The original design by Japanese designer Daiske Nomura, initially created for the autumn-winter 2015 collection, reinterprets the caduceus, an attribute of the god Hermes in Greek mythology, who notably has the power to heal snake bites.
The Caducée Rock design is produced by flatbed printing on white silk twill. Little knots are tied in the scarf by hand, which is then plunged into a dye bath. The knots are then undone to make the unique tie-dye effect appear on each scarf.This technique is also used on several pieces from Véronique Nichanian’s ready-to-wear collection.
140 scarf in cotton veil with Palm Springs print
The two-coloured Palm Springs scarf enlivens the range of men’s ready-to-wear colours by playing with sulphur, magenta, cobalt and baobab. It takes its inspiration from the Color Field painting art movement born in New York in the 1940s.Its name Palm Springs comes from the fact that several of its colours bring to mind a Californian sunset.The printing technique used gives way to the haphazard and makes every scarf unique: the two colours are put into the same frame before spreading out and meeting in the middle.
140 scarf in cashmere and silk with Imprimeur fou – Washington’s carriage print
This season, the Imprimeur fou plays with the frameworks of the Washington’s carriage design by Caty Latham created in 1978 and regularly seen in our women’s silk collections.It is inspired by the watercolour signed by J. Robert Hart in 1792, representing a “section of George Washington’s carriage” that escorted him from his New York residence to Federal Hall, shortly after being elected the first President of the United States of America in 1789.
Large cut lozenge in cashmere and silk with Imprimeur fou – Séquences print
For its second season, the lozenge in printed cashmere and silk takes on the Imprimeur fou – Séquences design of the fringed 140 scarf in cashmere and silk from the autumn-winter 2012 collection. This Imprimeur fou plays with the frameworks of the Séquences design created by Caty Latham in 1984, depicting the horse in all of its states.