Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hermès autumn/winter 2012 scarves - part one

The fall collection scarves are slowly arriving... but how do they look like when folded?

From those already available at www.hermes.com, I made tiny paper scarves folded in the basic bias. Although they are just made of paper, and printed with inkjet, these little origami scarves are fun to play with, and give a good indication on how the color and design proportions turn out when worn.

Coup de Fouet 
to see the full design, please click here to view at Hermès' online store

Coup de Fouet in CW01

'pedestal' (in all pics): MT Collection shawl ring in black with sunshine black with sunshine (new)

Epaulettes

CW 08


L'Instruction du Roy
to see the full design, please click here to view at Hermès' online store 

 L'Instruction du Roy in CW16


Laboratoire du Temps
to see the full design, please click here to view at Hermès' online store

Laboratoire du Temps in CW 05


Parures des Maharajas
to see the full design, please click here to view at Hermès' online store
Parures des Maharajas in CW03


From left to right: Epaulettes, Coup de Fouet, Parures des Maharajas, L'Instruction du Roy and Laboratoire du Temps

46 comments:

  1. Dear MaiTai,
    you did a great job! I saw the new scarves yesterday on hermes.com and wasn't able to imagine how they wouldt look like when tied. I think the Coup de Fouet is my favorite...but don't know which CW to chose.
    And by the way...I've add you to my new Blogroll. : )

    http://greenpinkorange.blogspot.de/

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    1. Have fun pondering your favorite CW (just make sure you have enough ink your printer..), and thanks for adding me to your blogroll!

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  2. You're truly a genius - that's all I gotta say! :-) Thank you so much for making this humongous effort - xox, Macs

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  3. Dear MaiTai,

    What a clever idea and many thanks for doing this and thinking of us all, makes such a diferance seeing the scarfs tied, look forward to your next instalment

    ladyjane963

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    1. Hope you enjoyed part II as well, dear ladyjane963

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  4. Hello MaiTai,
    What a wonderful job you did. What a original idea. You made up for the deficiency on the Hermes website.
    I could not make a choice, the new designs are all so gorgeous, also in color. I also tried to imagine what they would look like folded. I sort of picked the Coup de Fouet 01 already, but now that I have seen the others folded in combination with your scarf rings.....
    What to do, what to do...
    Thanks again, Angelique

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    1. It is difficult to make a choice this year, so many gorgeous designs and colors, as you've said! The folded versions surpassed my imagination too, and yes..what to do, what to do!

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  5. Incredible idea...and fun!

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  6. Thank you! You mention this technique in your "How to choose a scarf" series but I couldn't quite imagine how well it would work--this is great and you have saved the earth many ink cartridges I am sure!

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    1. Would love to the same for all CWs of all designs! Off to buy more ink...

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  7. I echo the sentiments of Hair-Mess above...you are a genius! Like I have said many times here, you never cease to blow me away. I am in awe of your never ending talent and generosity to all gathered here! Txx

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    1. And you are the sweetest, big mwahs to you, my dear friend xx

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  8. A superhuman effort on your part (and on the colour ink levels of your printer) that will be much appreciated by a host of Hermes scarf devotees! Thank you so very much, dear Tai.

    With the unrolling of a new season collection, without the sneak peeks of old, we are prone to being overcome with the excitement of new colours and patterns.

    So often I get mesmerized by the centre of a design, the least visible part when worn. So heartfelt gratitude for reminding me in this origami special that the key decision maker is "how does it tie?". I can't tell myself that enough times!

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    1. Isn't it fun on how many different levels the new scarves mesmerize us? The center is so much part of the reasons for falling in love, and the bias fold a great gauge for most knots.. and now the exciting wait to see them IRL!

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  9. MaiTai - what an utterly brilliant idea! I will do this when next contemplating a purchase, although as you say above, I'll have to watch the ink levels! Thank you!

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    1. It's such a fun and useful shopping tool.. one can never quite imagine the fold in the same way!

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  10. It is an excellent idea! Great!

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  11. What a smart and clever idea - printing miniatures to let us see the new beauties! Thank you! Time to start dreaming, and planning a trip to Paris ...

    Looking forward to even more pictures in due time.

    Agneta, Stockholm

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    1. Have fun planning your trip, dear Agneta! Hope the new scarves will be plentiful in the boutiques by then.

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  12. Wow! Thank you so much for taking the time to fold the pretty paper scarves and presenting some of the Autumn/Winter beauties to us, my dear Mai Tai. Thatt's very kind of you :) I think they are quite pretty! Lots of orange hugs, Manuela

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    1. Are't they lovely? So happy you enjoyed the little origami parade, my dear sweet Manuela. Orange hugs right back x

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  13. Thanks so much for doing this for us. I was thinking about doing something like this for myself but was simply too lazy - thank goodness for people like you! It helped me make up my mind as to which ones should be on my wishlist/shopping list.

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    1. You ladies keep me motivated to overcome my laziness! Such fun to compile the lists, can't wait to see them coming into the boutiques.

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  14. Thank you so much for this!!!

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  15. Clever idea - gives a good "try b4 u buy" without the trek to London! Laboratoire and Parures are possibles for me. Thanks for sharing! Sa:-)

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    1. Love the Laboratoire and Parures too! Happy you enjoyed the post :)

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  16. How generous and ingenious you are dear MaiTai ! As ever I feel lukewarm about the new scarves, the Coup de Fouet looked interesting but I'm not sure I like it tied !

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    1. Hope you'll find one that sings to you once all the colors and designs are out! Will try and update should new ones appear on h.com..

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  17. Maitai, I'm playing catch up on the blog having been busy for last week or so... will email you news.
    What a fantastic idea, from what you've posted already I'm in love with Coup de Fouet.
    Hugs Ax

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    1. Can't wait to hear more details! Please take your time, I can imagine how busy you must be! Much love x

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  18. What awe inspiring creativity, dearest MaiTai! A huge thank you and much appreciation for these wonderful origami scarves - so incredibly fluid, so much movement! Loved origami as a child, and now often think of scarf time as silk origami playtime - all thanks to you for showing me how <3
    Do you have any autumn/winter favorites yet? Hope you're having a most lovely week. Sending you much love and happiest orange hugs xox

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    1. Oh, making origami as a child.. I am very much in awe of you, my dear Scarf Enthusiast! I tried the Circuit 24 Faubourg horse origami which is up on the 'World of Hermès' section on h.com, and I never got it 100% right, no matter how hard I tried.. Better stick to silk origami playtime (thank you for this wonderful new expression, my dear friend) <3

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  19. Very good idea!
    I always hesitate to decide on a design, because I can't imagine, how it looks like when folded.
    Thank you for inspiration!

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    1. It is truly hard to imagine the fold, so glad you enjoyed the origami!

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  20. Love Coup de Fouet! Is it on your "buy" list MT?? ;)

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    1. I agree, it's beautiful! It definitely is on the 'try' list ;)

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  21. Think i am going to love coup de fouet especially this colour way , now we just have to see when they start arriving,

    many thanks again for doing this


    ladyjane963

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    1. Coup de Fouet seems to be the most popular scarf here right now! Hopefully the new scarves will start arriving at the boutiques soon.. :)

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  22. Am a fairly recent visitor to your blog. Enjoy seeing your capsule collection, which is inspirational. Notice that you appear to have only 1 black sheath dress in your capsule wardrobe. Since NYC summers are usually hot and muggy, I prefer to wear dresses. Do you wear dresses? If so, what else would you recommend buying besides a sheath?
    Thank you.

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    1. A very warm welcome to my blog! Re the capsule wardrobe, it is true, I mostly wear pants. Single color dresses are easiest to accessorize, but for this summer, I am planning to do a post on printed dresses with scarves.. Last year, I visited NYC with my family and we were caught in a heatwave, with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees FH. Hope the link to what I've been wearing is useful: New York City travel wardrobe

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  23. Thank you, Maitai. I was hoping to see pictures of the new scarves folded on H.com but no luck yet. Coup de Fouet is definitely my favorite so far. I cannot wait until they are in store in the US.

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    1. A belated thank you for the kind comment. Hope the US boutiques have received the new scarves in the meantime, and good luck with the Coup de Fouet!

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