The enduring fantasy of the hermès scarf

It’s difficult not to get reverential when writing about the Hermès scarf. Known in French as the carré — or “square” —  there are few other items in the fashion canon that carry such mythical weight. To own one is to own a little piece of fantasy. A fairytale cast on silk. The rules behind the designs are simple — no blood and no sex. Apart from that, anything goes. Hermès presides over a pool of international contributors to ensure the final results are never the same, each telling its own story. Some are vibrant, others more regal. All are unique. One of the most beloved was designed by a Wacko, Texas postman, and stars a giant turkey. As our wardrobes become more and more dominated by monochromatic, functional clothing built for the urban jungle, there’s a certain romance about owning something that wears pure art on its sleeve. Read more at Highsnobiety.

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