Comme Des Garcons x Hermes Collaboration

BATD ON Jan 28, 2013 AT 10:21 am

It was always going to be an unlikely collaboration. Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons with her iconic cutting-edge design motifs and Hermès, with its 175 year French history and traditional mythic iconography. And yet, with images of the first collaborative scarf designs released, the outcome is far more inspired than we could ever have imagined.

Comme des Garcons x Hermes Limited Edition Scarves

Comme des Garcons x Hermes Limited Edition Scarves

Talking about the collaboration back in November of last year, Japanese designer Kawakubo explained,

“I have always had an immense respect for Hermès’ tradition and artisanal know-how. During this joint project, rather than being guided by the idea of the scarf as it is worn, I became interested instead in the beautiful ‘artworks’ that the designs on Hermès carrés represent, and I sought to change them by adding elements. By combining them with abstract images, we have transformed the carré and created a unique object.”

The first of the two-part collaboration will see six scarf designs available to purchase in selected retailers in Tokyo, New York, Paris and London’s Dover Street Market, next month. Expect typically high-end Hermès price points.

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