Henri d’Origny designed the scarf for Hermès and the theme is a morning ride. The scarf is one hundred percent silk in black, violet and green. The pattern features all the tools and accessories needed for the ride spread out in a circular geometric pattern. The size is 90×90 centimeters.
Like every other Hermès scarf the attention to details is impressing!
Henri d’Origny is 81 years and has been working for Hermès for more than half a century. In the 1950’s D’Origny impressed Robert Dumas, the grandfather of the current artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas, with his scarf designs and started working as a freelancer for Hermès. To quote Mr D’Origny himself, “As I am a civilised man, in other words unbelievably lazy, I asked if I could be an employee instead.”
Dumas agreed on the condition that he started working in the shop where he had plenty of time for doodling. One day Patrick Guerrand-Hermès looked at D’Origny’s drawings of equestrian motifs and thought they might work as printed silk ties. Since the first collection of silk ties designed by Henri d’Origny was released in 1965 he has designed about 1500 ties for Hermès and numerous scarves. In his designs there is precision and some whimsy sort of equine flavour.