For the first time ever, Hermès is organising an international scarf design competition: LE GRAND PRIX DU CARRÉ HERMÈS. the competition is free, and open to all those possessing artistic talents, such as designers, artists, illustrators, and graphic designers. Hermès will purchase the originals of the competition winners’ designs with a view to reproduction in one of its future collections.
since 1937, Hermès has reproduced over 2,000 original designs on silk for its scarf collections. designers from all backgrounds have distinguished themselves in this exercise in composition and narrative. time after time, young graphic artists or experienced designers from around the world have devoted their talent to ever-contemporary creativity. above all a space for freedom, the scarf is nourished by paradoxes, as pierre-alexis dumas, Hermès artistic director, explains: enigmatic yet clear, simple yet luxuriant, meaningful yet mysterious right down to the tiniest detail; enclosed within a limited space yet free, open to infinite interpretations.
the competition will take place in three phases. phase 1 — registration — is NOW OPEN. qualifying submissions must be received may 31st, 2019 23:59 (CET).