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If you, like us, are growing just a teensy bit tired of seeing some of your favorite, hallowed luxury fashion houses collaborate with fast fashion or off-price mega-chain-stores, well, you might be excited to hear that there's a luxury collab brewing that meshes the luxury-est of the luxury-est with one of the most influential thought-leaders in fashion avant garde.
This morning, WWD reports that Comme des Garcons' Rei Kawakubo will partner with Hermes to two limited-edition collections of silk scarves—the collaboration will be called Comme des Carrés.
"I have always had an immense respect for Hermes' tradition and artisanal know-how," Kawakubo told WWD. "During this joint project, rather than being guided by the idea of the scarf as it is worn, I became interested instead in the beautiful 'artworks' that the designs on Hermes carres represent, and I sought to change them by adding elements. By combining them with abstract images, we have transformed the carre and created a unique object."
The first collection, "Noir et Blanc," will be available exclusively at Comme des Garcons stores in Aoyama, Tokyo, as well as in New York and Paris. The second collection is called "Couleur" and will be available exclusively at Dover Street Market in Tokyo and London. Priced from about $500 to about $2,000 the scarves will arrive in stores this coming February.