French luxury brand Hermès has an upcoming collaboration with Commes des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. The Japanese designer will create two collections that showcase her take on the famous Hermès silk carré scarves, which will hit stores in early February. “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,” she said.
The first collection, called "Noir et Blanc," features five scarves with abstract black and white designs. These will be exclusively sold in Comme des Garçons stores in Tokyo, New York, and Paris. The second collection, dubbed "Couleur," will be stocked in Dover Street Market stores, which Kawakubo owns, in Tokyo and London. This collection will combine classic Hermès prints with a Kawakubo injection of color and pattern.