Bond’s Best

Hermès Limited Edition ‘Dans Un Jardin Anglais’ silk scarf 


From Grace Kelly to Audrey Hepburn, even Her Majesty The Queen, the Hermès scarf or carré, as it is properly called, is worn by style icons the world over. To coincide with its newly renovated Bond Street flagship, the French heritage brand has launched a limited edition of silk scarves and ties including this painterly take on an English garden (£310) by Alice Shirley. In addition to creating prints here, the British illustrator who graduated in fine art from Central St Martins in 2007, also writes and illustrates her own children’s books.

The original Hermès flagship first opened in 1975 on the ground floor of the iconic Time & Life building. The latest refurbishment doubles the original space to encompass two storeys. Architectural highlights include the sweeping Italian staircase and the “home universe” space. The latter houses the home and furniture collections in a chic apartment-like setting. French doors open out onto a private inner garden, which features Henry Moore’s ‘Draped Reclining Figure’ sculpture. It is the first time that this original masterpiece has been on view to the public. Feast your eyes on it!

Hermès, 155 Bond Street.