The Hermès Scarf, an icon so famous, there is not just a book but an app for the iPhone and iPad too!
Hermès began the company by catering to French noblemen, making harnesses, bridles, and saddles. It wasn’t until 1937 that Hermès launched the scarf or carré, measuring 90 cm × 90 cm, and weighing approximately 65 grams was introduced. An instant classic the scarf has been reimagined as a sling, top, skirt, belt and bag. It is said to be woven from the silk of mulberry moth cocoons, weaving the silk yarn into a very heavy and strong material that is made to last. Every scarf has a hand-rolled hand-stitched hem or roulotté. Each year there are two new collections launched including some reprints. The colours and designs are really what set the Hermès standard.
In 1989 in London UK, Hermès held an exhibition ” A Scarf is Born” where they showed the making of the scarf, it was fascinating. The pictures here are from a souvenir poster that I was given when attending that I framed. My very own scarf, perfume bottles in blue, was a lovely gift that my husband bought me to commemorate a very special occasion.