The Hermes Scarf History & Mystique

Nadine Coleno

Description

The Herme`s scarf is a style icon. Worn by royalty and celebrities, coveted and admired, and now avidly collected, this deceptively simple square of silk is much more than just a fashion accessory: it is the stuff of legend.

Since the first scarf made its debut in 1937, the House of Herme`s has produced more than two thousand different designs. From the classic scarves that embody the Herme`s tradition to the wildly imaginative stylings of contemporary designers, the House is always forging new paths and yet is never afraid to take a fresh and often witty approach to its own heritage.

A scarf is not the work of a single individual; at each stage of its creation, talent and craftsmanship combine to create a work of art. These qualities shine through in the illustrations, by turns playful and poetic, which lead the reader into a richly colored world with a multitude of motifs. They range from the equestrian themes that are internationally associated with the Herme`s brand, through French history and the natural world, to global cultures. From vibrant opulence to subtle harmony, every scarf conveys a mood and every one tells a story.

Reviews

An essential accessory to luxury lifestyles…has symbolized twentieth century beauty wealth and fantasy since its creation in 1937

— Coolhunting

A must have for Hermes devotees, collectors, and those in pursuit of iconic fashion.

— Vanity Fair

Contributors

Nadine Coleno

Author

Nadine Coleno is a French author and editor whose books include works on fashion, jewelry, contemporary art, and architecture.