Well, I thought that I had finished with the Spring/Summer 2022 Hermès scarf season when I purchased Le Premier Chant. None of the other scarves had caught my eye or imagination. The colourways didn’t appeal. But then I made the error of looking on The Purse Forum…
… the modelling photos of one particular scarf began to get to me…
… but, but, but, I don’t wear the main colour! Mmm, it looks so lovely…
And so I fell even further down the slippery slope…
This is Hermès Story by Jonathan Burton, a 90cm silk twill in colourway #08, Marron Glacé, Bleu, Pétrole, code H003875S 08.
The image on the scarf is of an amusing scene. A beautiful woman and her motley group of followers pose for a selfie. They are surrounded by clouds of butterflies and birds. She rides a wooden steed, perched on a mountain top, and her companions are precariously balanced, one upon another, for the moment of the photograph. Will they collapse and fall?
In this colourway, the whole image is a study in rich textures. The background looks like molten chocolate, delicious and smooth. The creatures’ fur and feathers are coloured in shades of blue and beige with hints of white. They seem so soft and tactile. The blue border frames the scarf and there is a contrast hem in black which sets off the whole design.
I was attracted to the glowing colourway, despite my misgivings as to whether the scarf would suit me with my grey hair. There are modelling photos further down the post, so please tell me what you think. The scarf would also look wonderful as a hanging in my bedroom!
These are the colourways for the Spring/Summer 2022 silk twill 90cm scarves. I have added in the codes to help those of you who wish to purchase this scarf.
“British illustrator Jonathan Burton presents his second collaboration with the Maison with a design that pokes fun at our era, one where social media and self-presentation result in all kinds of means—sometimes dangerous—to impress. Perched on a snowy mountain top, an equestrian and her comrades pose like acrobats: if one of them stumbles, the whole pyramid collapses! Despite the somewhat unsteady performance, everyone is dressed to the nines and hopes to look their best. The giraffe dons a bow tie; the turtle and the pelican picked out their best hats for the occasion. The selfie is a success and the phone blows up with likes!”
Here are some closeups of my scarf in a slideshow format:
How I wear the scarf
This is such a beautiful scarf but, because I have recently purchased it, I have only managed to wear it to try out different knots. Here is one outfit I have put together. As I don’t wear brown clothing, the scarf will be used to liven up my navy ensembles, mainly in the colder months. For me, this particular colourway does not read as Spring/Summer.
I have tried on this scarf in a variety of ways. At the moment, as it is so new, the silk fabric is very crisp and stiff so doesn’t fall easily into soft folds. Anyway, you can get the general idea of how it looks when worn. Apologies for the repeated sight of my face! I tried to photograph just the scarf without me peering at you, but I had a lot of trouble with the lighting and angles. I am a hopeless photographer!
This is not the kind of scarf with lots of useful background details, but I have found the following. If I come across any more information, I will add it here…
His official website with loads of wonderful designs, including this one. He is also on Instagram and Twitter
Here is an “unboxing” video from YouTube showing Hermès Story:
I hope readers have found this exploration of Hermès Story both interesting and useful. Once again, if you find any errors or have any additional information that I could add, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Love and best wishes,