It's durn easy to buy Levi's, cowboy boots and even chaps in Waco, Texas (pop. 101,000), but if you're looking for one of those fancy Hermès scarves from Paris, France, you'll have to mosey on up to the Hermès boutique 100 miles north in Dallas. What you can find in sleepy Waco is one of the French couturier's top scarf designers—sitting behind his desk at the downtown post office.A catalogue of his Hermès scarves.
Most designer silk scarves use from eight to 16 colors in its design, Oliver’s typically requires 64 colors in 32 different screens, a first for the studio in Lyon, France where the artist’s scarves are produced. Bursting with historical figures and symbols, the scarves are an elaborate reflection of Oliver’s ability to combine symbolism and history in creative and vibrant color. His nature scarves of turkeys and other wildlife reflect the keen landscape of the Coastal Prairie of his boyhood. He is the son of a working cowboy, the late K.J. Oliver who is featured in Louise O’Connor’s book, “Cryin’ for Daylight.”The Houston Chronicle on Khristian and his father: Life, Death and the Prodigal Son.
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