The story behind

A particularity of Hermès ties is that they are not simply cut from printed fabric. The different sections that make up the tie are printed on a square of blank silk to ensure the motifs will always face the right way. When laid out on the printing tables in Lyon, they form a particular abstract motif. This geometry inspired the designer to create the Carré en Cravates scarf – a personal patchwork layering different sections with a variety of motifs. Like a kaleidoscope effect that multiplies the motif in an abstract series, these tiny designs in repetition merge into a single motif. These tie designs were all composed by Henri d’Origny, the talented designer who worked with Hermès for more than three decades. He skillfully made his mark on every Hermès symbol.