Though Hermes is synonymous to equestrian-themed fashion, Gucci’s heritage is also long characterized by the glamour of horse riding. The Italian fashion and leather goods brand has unveiled its annual equestrian-themed silk scarf to honor Gucci’s sponsorship of the Gucci Paris Masters 2014.
Carrying forward the spirit of the previous season, this year too Gucci Creative Director, Frida Giannini, has designed an exclusive silk twill foulard to mark the 6th edition of the prestigious International Show Jumping event scheduled from December 4th to December 7th 2014 in Paris. Measuring 90 cm x 90 cm, the scarf’s unique design, a reflection of this year’s official emblem, features iconic Gucci symbols from the House’s equestrian heritage. The design was realized entirely by hand using a special water color method and hand printed using a serigraphic technique. The edges of the fine silk twill too have been finished entirely by hand using an Italian technique. The tributary scarf will be available in a limited edition only. For about $400 (315 euros), it will be on sale during the Gucci Paris Masters in Gucci’s temporary store located in the “Prestige Village” of the competition grounds.
FYI – In modern French, foulard is the usual word for a scarf or neckerchief. Also the Masters Grand Slam Indoor is a unique global event concept created to bring Equestrian Show Jumping to the forefront of the international sporting and social scenes. It is touted to be the most prestigious equestrian events of the indoor Show Jumping season.