Saturday, March 6, 2010

Scarf Profile ~ Projet Carré Plissé

The 'Projet Carré' was designed by Henri d’Origny in 2007, the one featured below is a Plissé version from the SS2008 collection.

I love the effect of a Plissé's zig-zag hemline on scarves with contrasting hems, it is such a dramatic look. A quick and simple double knot looks incredible with a pleated scarf, and the more elaborate looking knots are equally easily achieved. For a how-to of the flower knot, please click here

You can buy Plissés ready made, or you can bring your regular 90 Carré to H, and get it pleated for a fee of approx. 40 EUR, which is also a great way to give a new lease of life to scarves that have snags, pulls or runs.

H used to apply three different Plissé techniques, box pleat, double pleat and single pleat. Since a few years, the single pleat as shown here is the only version available. But please don't attempt to hand wash a Plissé ever, as the pleats will loosen/dissolve at the contact with water. They are dry clean only.



14 comments:

  1. Online at the same time, hair-mess, waving!! Thank you, my dear and have a great weekend! x

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  2. oops, hit enter too fast. ;-) Wanted to add, that I the horse themes are always my favourites. That's sort of what I "grew up" with and I just love how Hermès and horses seem to go hand in hand.

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  3. Awh, love the horse themed ones too, for the same reasons! x

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  4. Love, love, love the look, dear Mai Tai! And despite being a third generation Hermès afficionado, I learn a lot from your wonderful blog, i.e the flower knot.
    Amitiés,
    ABG

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  5. Merci for your lovely comment, ABGinDC. How very special to have family history entwined with H history! x

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  6. How beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and great weekend to you xx

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  7. Happy you enjoyed the post, DD. Have a wonderful weekend too! x

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  8. Gorgeous! I love plisses, need to pull mine out again.

    Add me to the "horse-themed" fan club. Always my favorites!

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  9. I remember your fabulous Plissé pics, Deja Pseu, you wear them so beautifully. Happy you like mine, thank you :-)

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  10. MaiTai I love your plisse in this design it works brilliantly doesn't it? Thanks for the lvoely pics of Projet Carre!

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  11. Thank you Scarf Addict! It was for your Plissé Day that I made the collage originally, and yes, it works a dream :-)

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  12. What beautiful pics! I always enjoy seeing
    your travel pics! Any snowboarding there?
    Thank you for your inspiration and wonderful
    detailed scarf instructions!

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  13. Thank you for your kind comment, pamella, and happy you enjoyed the skiing pics. And in the domain, there is plenty of fun for snowboarders too :-)

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