SOLEIL DE SOIE HERMES CARRE BY CATY LATHAM

Hermes Silk Scarf Soleil de Soie UNWORN-12If you are a fan of Caty (Cathy) Latham, also known as Caty Latham-Audibert, then this is a sure MUST-Have.

Madame Latham’s career with the Maison Hermes spans over five decades and includes some 50 carres.  Many of her designs have become synonymous with the Hermes carre, like her Les Cles for example or the winter favorite, Neige d’Antan.

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Soleil de Soie Hermes Carre by Caty Latham, 1995 UNWORN – AVAILABLE

Her Soleil de Soie (Silk Sun) scarf embodies a number, twenty to be axact, of her most popular and perhaps most memorable designs, skillfully arranged into one fabulous carre!

Let’s see if we can find all twenty of them:

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At the top center is her undoubtedly most famous carre, Les Cles – the Keys. The Ferronnerie is on the right and the Oiseaux Migrateurs  on the left.

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Moving along to the right, one of my personal favorites, the Roues de Canon precedes Mexique with its bold feathers.  Farandole’slovely butterflies follow suit.

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Another personal favorite, her stunning Frontaux et Cocardescannot be missed and India is represented by the peacock, of course.  The Feux de Route with its oversized coach lights can be spotted right away.

Hermes Silk Scarf Soleil de Soie UNWORN-9Egypte which powerfully ankers the right lower corner is flanked by the frosty Neige d’Antan, while the Memoire d’Hermes may be slightly more illusive.

Hermes Silk Scarf Soleil de Soie UNWORN-10As we continue our journey clockwise, the bold Reveries Japonaises and the iconic Washington’s Carriage both have a bold presence.  The shy Gaucho stretches its reigns well into the left lower corner.  The Petite Main, is it here?  Ah, yes, hiding in plain sight, right above the Gaucho.

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Aux Champs and Flies, as in fly fishing lures that is, almost complete this perfect scarf circle. But what would this scarf be without Monsieur Garnier?  You guessed it – incomplete!

Hermes Silk Scarf Soleil de Soie UNWORN-5The Hommage a Charles Garnier marks the left top corner.  The Tahiti finds itself between the Opera House and the lures. Now back at the top the geese complete our little journey and bring us back full circle.

Twenty fabulous carres wrapped up into one unforgettable Latham Classic, the Soleil de Soie!

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Soleil de Soie HERMES carre is available now at Carre de Paris

List of Caty Latham’s carres in alphabetical order. Carres represented in her Soleil de Soie are highlighted:

  1. Anemones – 1983
  2. Aux Champs – 1970
  3. Bolduc au Carre – 2007
  4. Brandebourgs – 1972
  5. Carnets de Bal – 2007
  6. Chevalerie – 1970
  7. Cléfs (Les) / Cles (Les) / The Keys – 1965
  8. Confort en Automobile – 1996
  9. Copeaux – 1998
  10. Correspondance – 1990
  11. Couvee d’Hermes – 1994
  12. Cuillers d’Afrique – 1997
  13. Doigts de Fee – 2000
  14. Egypte – 1970
  15. Emblemes de l’Europe – 1993
  16. Epaulettes – 1977
  17. Farandole – 1985/1992
  18. Farandole des Champs – 1985
  19. Ferronnerie – 1970/2003
  20. Feux de Route – 1971/1995
  21. Fleurs de Montagne – 1962/1982
  22. Flies – 1988
  23. Frontaux et Cocardes – 1968
  24. Gaucho – 1978/1986/2000
  25. Harald – 1976
  26. Hommage a Charles Garnier – 1986/1991
  27. India – 1986
  28. Maillons – 1973
  29. Memoire d’Hermes – 1992
  30. Mexique – 1985
  31. Neige d’Antan – 1989/2006
  32. Neige d’Antan Detail – 2001
  33. Oiseaux du Roy (Les) – 1994
  34. Oiseaux Migrateurs – 1977
  35. Petite Main – 1987
  36. Porte Bonheur – 1976
  37. Reveries Japonaises – 1991
  38. Roues de Canon – 1967
  39. Rythmes – 1974
  40. Scarabees et Pectoraux (Reissued Egypte) –
  41. Sequences – 1983/2003/2006
  42. Soleil de Soie – 1995/1999/2003
  43. Sulfures – 1979
  44. Sulfures et Presse-Papiers II (détail) – 2002
  45. Tahiti – 1971
  46. Tibet – 1999
  47. Tout Cuir – 2002
  48. Tout en Quilt – 2008
  49. Vendanges – 1966 (Caty Latham-Audibert)
  50. Washington’s Carriage – 1978

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