COMME DES GARÇONS X Hermès

COMME des GARÇONS and Dover Street Market have just launched COMME DES CARRÉS, a collaboration between the avant-garde Japanese label and classic French brand Hermès. CDG put their inimitable stamp on the square Hermès silk scarves. Amongst the collection are a couple of classic carrés, with a CDG twist, like added polkadots and squares across the print – which essentially ruins it, starting at £330. There’s also a very limited edition patchwork version (which will set you back £1500), combining 4 scarves.

I’m always impressed when big fashion houses like Hermès, Chanel or Louis Vuitton allow someone else to mess around with their trademark pieces. They are very guarded of their image – and I know this very well, as I worked at LV during the Stephen Sprouse collection launch – and like to be in control of it. Being doing collaborations like this, they’re essentially trying to reach a new public, but risk losing those they have. I do think that this collaboration shows quite a restrained Comme des Garçons and I almost wish they’d gone a step further. The Dover Street Market windows are perhaps my favourite part of the entire project.

COMMES DES CARRÉS are available at Dover Street Market now, in store and online.

 COMME DES GARÇONS X Hermès

 COMME DES GARÇONS X Hermès

 COMME DES GARÇONS X Hermès

 

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