Custom silk twillaine shirt, Hermès (price on request).
Vividly colored, airy, and versatile, the printed silk scarves by Hermès are the quintessential summer accessories. With a growing number of new styles each year, designs range from abstract, geometric prints to horse bits and other riding motifs—a nod to the luxury brand’s sophisticated equestrian heritage. Now, just in time for summer, the French label is reinvigorating its treasured foulards with the “Maille à Soie” project, a bespoke program in just a few select cities, including DC. Created by Bali Barret, the women’s universe artistic director, Technicolor scarves are woven into knitted women’s separates, including dresses, short-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, cardigans, and tops. At Hermès’s Tysons Corner boutique, clients can select their scarf print from a choice of eight and the color from a list of 15, then pick their preferred item of clothing to create a one-of-a-kind design. Signature prints, including the riding strap Cavalcadour and the four-horse Quadrige, are among the eight available designs, though the red, white, and blue Ex-Libris pattern would make the ultimate fashion accoutrement this Independence Day. The Shops at Fairfax Square, 703-506-4546