CLASSIC, BY DEFINITION, IS A SEASON-LESS ELEGANCE; SOMETIMES THERE IS NOTHING MORE SATISFYING OR MORE PERFECT THAN A CLASSIC PIECE, REMOVING THE PRESENCE OF CURRENT INFLUENCE, TO MAKE YOUR OUTFIT, OR EVEN YOU’RE DAY.
Hermès has been creating this elegance, with painstaking detail, in the form of silk scarves since 1937, the first design by Hermès family member Robert Dumas. Today there are many far-reaching freelance artists from Texas to Japan, who create the designs. The stories and inspiration behind these illustrations that are screen-printed onto the silk, are even more comprehensive than the making of the famously labour intensive, detail oriented scarf. These squares of silk have become an intrinsic part of the Parisian culture, for its citizens, the Hermès foulard leaves the realms of luxury and enters into a category of necessity. For the rest of the world, we have been affected by iconic images of which the pretty silk prints have featured, Princess Grace’s sling for a broken arm or Jackie Onassis’s head wrapped either like a babushka or a genie. Today, ways to incorporate the Hermès foulard into our wardrobe, and lives, have become almost as creative as the designs themselves.
Theme’s that are classic not only to Hermès, are the African safari, a topic, it appears to be cyclically fascinating not only to us. Here we feature a very special print, Cheetahs, in a decadently large scale that were designed by Christiane Vauzelles in 1967. The design evokes a sense of warmth, holidays and adventure, but in the same breathe is subdued enough to not take attention away from the person who is wearing it. The Hermès foulard has been an icon for many decades, and will stay this way, for many more to come.