l’Imprimeur Fou – the Crazy Printer
Isn’t that a title that really fits my daily life? Yes. Not only do I collect silkscreenprints. The most desirable pleasure in my freetime or on holidays is to walk through an exhibition of screenprintings and collages, for example Cash, Cans and Candy in Vienna right now. Handmade of course. And when working in our screenprint studio, I really forget about time and it doesn’t matter how long it takes until you have the perfect print, even if it is just the one, which makes you truly satisfied.
I got my first l’Imprimeur Fou in Fall 2010, which is the marriage of the two designs: Ex Libris and Couvertures et Tenues. This is what the scarf/shawl makes so special. Two designs melt into one new creation. This season in the big version of 140x140cm printed on cashmere.
L’Imprimeur Fou 2013 (552785T) features the designs: Cheval Surprise by Dimitri Rybaltchenko and Grande Tenue by Henri d‘Origny. Such a great combination of two of the biggest names in scarf-design for Hermès.
The colorways this season are so very my lifestyle and I could have bought them all, but then again, I love to wait for a new special design.
- 01 has printed designs in flashy yellow/green/blue on a neutral background
- 04 is something for blue shade enthusiasts (pic above)
- 07 has a grayish undertone with shades of blue and red and is the CW I fell in love with
- 11 was the first I saw in my local Hermès store this Spring and is prbably the best choice for men with dark-blue/black on grey, but I saw some very beautiful snapshot from women who embody a bit rocker-chic too.
I shared quite some „Scarf in Action“ pictures already on my Paris holiday postings and Social Media Apps. So you see the shawl is worn round the clock, since purchased. Living in a climate where rain is an daily option makes it difficult to prepare an „silk outfit“ a few days in advance. I love all my Hermès silk Carrés, but unfortunately they can’t be used as often as I would wish for.A Cashmere shawl got my most used style piece all year round and therefor worth every cent.