This season it didn’t take me long to find my favourite scarf. When I saw the elegant Le Serpentine de Pierre Charpin in black/rose/white, cw 15, on my friend’s Instagram, I fell for it straight away. For a long time I had been looking for a neutral classic scarf which would work with most of my office outfits and finally I found it. I have to admit it had been quite a challenge finding the scarf in Hermes stores, as very few stores seem to have ordered it. Once I saw it on Hermes website I clicked it home immediately.
The story behind the scarf taken from http://www.hermes.com
A designer, artist and scenographer, Pierre Charpin loves colour, balance and pure lines. His designs reveal a poetic sense of humour. With this scarf, he produces his version of the serpentine, a dressage figure that carves a sinuous line. Playing with scale and flat planes of colour, the composition is structured by a ribbon, which changes colour with each new turn. From between its folds, a “character” – in the artist’s words – peeks out. This protagonist is none other than a horse, which Pierre Charpin found in a 19th-century saddlery album in the Émile Hermès collection. Geometric simplicity and classical, figurative representation meet in an unusual and beguiling world.
I hope you like the scarf as much as I do.
I wish you all a wonderful weekend!