Hermès have a rich history of collaborations with artists who inspire its design aesthetic. In the past, names such as Gloria Petyar, Harsha and Ding Yi have designed scarves for the French fashion house. The project Hermès Editeur builds on this tradition. Extending the domain of craftsmanship, fashion and contemporary art, the latest collaborator in the series is Japanese Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto, who’s scarf designs take inspiration from – and ultimately capture – the images from an ongoing Polaroid project entitled “Colors of Shadow”. Together, the artist and Hermès chose twenty of the Polaroids and printed then by ink-jet onto silk. Only seven of each design will be produced. Each scarf measures 56″ x 56″, is numbered by hand from 1 to 7 and comes in a cylindrical case accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and book. The scarves are available for €7,000.00 from Hermès.
Hermès Editeur: H3 Hiroshi Sugimoto – Scarves
June 21st 2012