H Is for Haute

by eliteGen magazine

Maisie Lau

Hermès scarves are versatile. Two 90x180cm Calèche Élastique and La Source de Pégase designs are tied together for a super-sized version.

Hermès scarves are versatile. Two 90x180cm Calèche Élastique and La Source de Pégase designs are tied together for a super-sized version.

Instantly recognized as a status symbol, the Hermès H and it’s distinctive orange have always turned heads. But today even its scarf collection is as sought-after as its legendary “it” bags.

Combining three 90x90cm Brides de Gala Shadow scarves in different colours is a unique look.

Having started out by making horse harnesses and bridles in 1837, the company later expanded in 1928 to include
saddles. In 1929, Hermès turned to apparel, including bathing suits; it introduced the “sac” in 1935, which became known as the legendary Kelly bag. Shortly thereafter, they embarked on making scarves as fashionable accessories.

Four of these rare 25x205cm tasselled scarves combine to give every step some sashay.

As its scarves flew off the shelves, family member Robert Dumas got the bright idea to set up a design department specifically for the creation of scarves. And the first creation was unveiled in 1937. Later, an atelier opened in Lyon, France to control the entire process of scarf production from start to finish.

The double-sided 90x90cm Della Cavalleria Favolosa strapped onto a white dress with a leather belt gives layering new meaning.

The double-sided 90x90cm Della Cavalleria Favolosa strapped onto a white dress with a leather belt gives layering new meaning.

Honoring this tradition, every year, Hermès produces two scarf collections. For 2020, the theme is Innovation in the Making.

You may also like

Enable Notifications.    Ok No thanks