Saturday, November 29, 2014

Collection FW2014: Happy Meeting

I've been avoiding writing on this "Happy Meeting", but then I came across this one, which I really liked, and imagining it worn, I decided it was time to feature it in its splendour.

A meeting is enough!  The unexpected and happy meeting of two patterns put together to be of one mind.

In total, seven assembled patterns are metamorphosing into new scarves: our 'Cheval' becomes 'Phoenix', 'Camails' are pulled into the 'Circuit 24 Faubourg' and the 'Roy' dresses up with 'Plumets'.

Your imagination lets one pattern or another shine through.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Collection FW2014: Ex-Libris à Carreaux

Interesting pattern?  You bet !

Magic Knot?  You bet !

Cotton fabrics in warm colours – named for Madras, the Indian city where they originated – blend here with tartans of every hue and shade, and a checkerboard of multicoloured squares. 

The motif, with its play of straight lines and right angles, contains a thousand variations on a constant theme. In multiples of eight, ten, twenty, the lines become thinner and thicker, running parallel or criss-crossing in infinite combinations and colourways, adding further depth and complexity. Some have been chosen here to interlock and combine in circles, straight lines and curves. The composition engenders a motif dear to the house of Hermès: the famous Ex-Libris, squared.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Collection FW2014: Quadri

This vintage carré is so simple and so wonderful, it's surprisingly uplifting.

Collection FW2014: Brides et Gris-Gris

Buckles, riding-crops, finely-decorated head-pieces, bridles, reins and snaffle bits… From the outset, the house of Hermès has celebrated the art of bridlery, contributing to elevate it to the noble status it deserves. Each piece, from the simplest to the most complex design, demands faultless expertise for the well-being of mount and rider alike. Drawing on this rich repertoire, Virgine Jamin offers a contemporary take on these timeless motifs, a spiralling portrait of rings and plaits… Leaving nothing to chance, the silhouettes of some of the house’s iconic objects have been added to the mix in the form of leather fobs or lucky charms – a little horse, a stirrup, a tall riding-hat, finished with the inimitable saddle stitch.