The French Fashion House Hermès is teaming up with Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo to create two limited edition silk scarf collections.
The House of Hermès is the definition for exclusivity, luxury and elegance in the twenty-first century. Founded in 1837 in Paris as a saddle manufacture, the House of Hermès specializes today in leather goods, ready-to-wear, lifestyle accessories, perfumes and luxury goods. Comme des Garçons is a Japanese fashion lable headed bz Rei Kawakubo and was founded in 1969 in Tokyo, Japan. The famous Hermès Carre will receive a touch of Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo. The first of the two collections, called Noir et Blanc, will feature five abstract black and white designs that will be available in February.
The second collection, Couleur, will feature six colourful scarves including geometric elements and giant patchwork. Kawakubo has always been a fan of Hermès, “deeply [respecting] the tradition and craftsmanship of” the company. The collection will go on sale 6th of February in Paris and the 7th of February in New York and the 8th of February in London and Tokyo.
Last year Hermès collaborated with Japanese polaroid artist Hiroshi Sugimoto to create a collection of 20 abstract colour studies that sold for around €7000 each. It was the third collaboration in the Hermès Editeur project. The collaboration produced 140 scarfs, 7 scarfs per polaroid. Some of the scarfs are still available for purchase here.
Watch the video for the previous collection here.