New collab alert: Commes des Garçons creative director Rei Kawakubo has teamed up with French luxury brand Hermès to create a limited-edition scarf collection called “Comme des Carrés”.
“I have always had an immense respect for Hermès tradition and artisanal know-how,” Kawakubo told WWD. “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 collection entitled “Noir et Blanc”, will feature five scarves with abstract black-and-white designs, and will be sold exclusively in Comme des Garçons stores in Tokyo’s Aoyama neighborhood, New York and Paris; The second collection, dubbed “Couleur” consisting of six bright colored designs, will be available in Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market store in London. The Comme des Carrés collections are expected to land in stores in February 2013, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Kawakubo + Hermès = perfection.
Photo courtesy of Comme des Garcons