Folklore Hermes Carre by Henri d’Origny

The Folklore Hermès carre was designed by accomplished artist and Hermès Artistic Director Henri d’Origny, who has a number of designs to his name including ties, jewelry and of course many famous carres. Many of his designs are inspired by the Fashion House’s love affair with saddlery and equestrian paraphernalia, but not his Folklore scarf. […]


The Cavalcadour Hermes scarf is a gorgeous and intricate display of various horse paraphernalia. Skilfully conceived and executed by Henri d’Origny, the Cavalcadour was introduced in 1981. Reissued and reinvented, this classic and timeless design can be spotted as a twilly, a kelly and of course, a carre. A Cavalcadour, a position typically held by a […]

Mors et Gourmettes Silk Jacquard Scarf and its reinvention

I must admit, there are scarves that make me feel all tingly at first sight. Well, the Mors et Gourmettes is one of those scarves! Henri d’Origny designed this striking carre and HERMÈS brought it first to market in 1961. Perhaps it is this juxtaposition of industrial meets beautiful that seems so captivating.  I can almost […]

Every Season Hermes reinvents its Classics

I am always interested in seeing how the Maison Hermes reinvents some of the Classics and this season there are several old timers that have received a new and perhaps more up to date look: Les Cles, Eperon d’Or, Brides de Gala and Ex Libris, are all iconic Hermes carres and have been for decades. Here are […]

The Evolution of the Hermès Care Tag

Just like the copyright, Hermès has used different care tags on its silk scarves (90 x 90) throughout the years. What started out as a small folded over white tag developed into a small rectangular care tag with care instructions that we find on today’s carres. Rather than trying to describe the various Hermès care […]