Whatever Hermes makes is exquisite. This time also the world famous French fashion house has come out with an origami set that is inspired by its scarf designs. Origami is an art of making beautiful designs and objects with paper. It originated in 17th century Japan and is congruent to the philosophy that guides the fashion house’s designs. Just like in origami, Hermes also believes in simplicity, yet making something beautiful and unique out of that simplicity.
Packed in a leather case, itself designed to look like a folded origami paper, the origami sheets are colourful and contain myriad design patterns. The front has the design, whereas the rear of the paper is a Rothko-like colour block. The Hermes scarves which have inspired the design of these origami sheets have been worn by fashion icons like Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, and Jackie Kennedy.
The company produced its first scarf in 1937 and has produced more than 2000 designs, many of which were used for men’s neckties as well. The whole origami pack is placed in a black lacquer box, and can be given as a gift to someone who admires this art. The set will cost you $750.