Carré Story – New Springs

First of all, I wish you all a happy, healthy and successful 2010! :-)

I’ve been searching for a purple carre to add to my little scarf collection for a while, but couldn’t find a suitable one until I saw New Springs in purple colorway. It is such a special scarf not only because of the design, but also the touching family story behind.

In 1974, Philippe Ledoux designed one of the most iconic Hermès scarves named Springs. 35 years later, Dimitri Rybaltchenko reinterpreted this classic design of his grand uncle to New Springs (The family has been designing for Hermès over 3 generations). I am not a big fan of the old Springs, but find the new edition really sparkling. Rybaltchenko substitutes the old realistic drawing with a sense of abstract via thick sketching lines and vibrant colors. Through the deconstructed carriage to express an unexpected modern kaleidoscope.

I’ll post a winter outfit with this scarf next time! :-)

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  1. Linda
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    It’s gorgeous! I am looking forward to your next post with the winter outfit!

  2. afterglow
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    me2 :)

  3. streetwithnoname
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    It is nice, but …I feel it is bit too muted, kinda sad looking color. :( My personal opinion, though.

  4. CashmereLibrarian
    Posted January 3, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous, gorgeous color!

  5. jibjab
    Posted January 4, 2010 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    I’ve been looking for kaleidoscope prints for a while, this print does look like it now you mentioned it.

  6. Posted January 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Thank you gals for your lovely comments! :-D

    streetwithnoname, I never thought of this before, but I agree that purple and indigo are for sure not as cheerful as red and yellow.

    jibjab, you like kaleidoscope print too? This one is a very abstract version though. ;-)

  7. Elysium
    Posted January 4, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    New Spring is such a nice update of a very classic design. Is it the same designer who designed Beloved India? I find the two are using the same kind of painting technique.

  8. Posted January 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Elysium, it reminds me of the Beloved India too. The way how the picture is painted is very similar. However, Beloved India is designed by Philippe Dumas. Maybe they exchanged/shared painting ideas? ;-)

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    Posted September 26, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

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