Hermès 'Into the Canadian Wild' scarf in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary

TORONTO, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Hermès Canada is pleased to introduce 'Into the Canadian Wild,' a commemorative 90x90cm silk twill scarf, printed in limited edition to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.

Marking this occasion, Hermès has partnered with artist Alice Shirley to design a unique scarf depicting Canada's diverse seasons, wildlife and natural habitats.

"We are deeply honoured to celebrate this Canadian milestone with an original Hermès scarf motif," said Jennifer Carter, President & CEO, Hermès Canada. "The Canadian landscape illuminates with natural richness and diversity, and we're pleased to link this to Hermès' tradition of silk creation."

Further celebrating the occasion, Hermès stores across Canada will present exceptional 'Into the Canadian Wild' storefront windows.

The 'Into the Canadian Wild' scarf retails for $485 and will launch exclusively at Hermès stores across Canada and on hermes.com, commencing June 15, 2017.

In support of Evergreen Canada.

About Hermès Silk

The first Hermès silk scarf "Jeu des omnibus et des dames blanches" was commissioned by Robert Dumas (1898-1978) in 1937, a member of the fourth generation Hermès family. Since 1948, the engraving, weaving and printing of Hermès scarves has been performed in the Lyon region, the traditional home of French silk. Over the past 76 years, teams of artists and designers have reinvented the silk square with original motifs recounting the history of Hermès and its links to fashion, the arts, cultures and traditions.

With carefully hand-rolled, hand-stitched hems, the creation of the Hermès scarf reflects the story of decades of know-how, artistry, storytelling and tradition. Over the years the original 90x90cm format of the scarf has evolved in size, style and material with a rich plentitude of designs and options for men and women, resulting in over 2,000 designs in over 75,000 specially created colours.

SOURCE Hermes Canada inc.

For further information: Blaire Borins / blaire.borins@ca.hermes.com

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