Hermès & Comme des Garçons unveil Black & White CollectionAnnounced late last year the Black and White collection takes on a radical monochrome aesthetic. Designed by creative legend Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garçons has removed the color from the patterns, allowing the prints to drift towards the abstract. The scarves in the Black and White collection retail for €380 each.
Available exclusively from February 6 in Comme des Garçons shops (Aoyama-Tokyo, New York, Paris), from April 1 the Black and White collection will also go on sale online at www.doverstreetmarket.com
Bali Barret, Hermès's artistic director for the women’s universe, asked Rei Kawakubo, founder and designer of the Comme des Garçons house, to produce her own twist on the classic Hermès scarf.
'Couvertures et tenues de jour'
“Rei Kawakubo has stamped her vision on the Hermès scarf. With rigour, precision, energy and salience,” said Bali Barret about the collection.
'Le Pégase d'Hermès'
“I have always deeply respected the tradition and craftsmanship of Hermès. In our project together, rather than wanting to wear the scarves, I was looking forward to the change that would happen when I added something to the beautiful ‘paintings’ of Hermès scarf designs," noted Rei Kawakubo.
"I think through the addition of abstract images, we have transformed the scarf and created something new,” said Rei Kawakubo.
The black and white prints trick the eye and play with movement.