In only a very short period of time, Alice Shirley‘s designs for Hermès have attained the loftiest heights of demand among collectors the world over.

Born in London in 1984, Shirley's journey into the world of artistry began with a childhood immersed in the natural world, fostering a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of flora and fauna.
After studying Fine Art at Byam Shaw Central St Martins and drawing at The Royal Drawing School in London, Shirley found success as both a solo artist and as an illustrator of her own children’s books before being discovered in 2012 by twin brothers Hubert and Xavier Guerrand-Hermès, members of the Hermès family. 
As a designer for Hermès, Alice Shirley has become renowned for her ability to translate the splendor of the natural world onto silk. Each of her scarves is a testament to her meticulous attention to detail and her passion for conservation, with themes ranging from endangered species to fantastical mythical creatures. 
One of her most iconic designs, Dans un Jardin Anglais, captures the whimsical beauty of a lush English garden teeming with life. Vibrant birds and majestic animals flit among exotic flower beds, trees and ponds, creating a tableau that is both enchanting and evocative.

Through her art, Shirley not only celebrates the wonders of nature but also raises awareness of the need to protect and preserve our planet's biodiversity. A portion of the proceeds from sales of her scarves is donated to conservation organizations, furthering her commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.
As Alice Shirley's artistic journey continues to unfold, her collaboration with Hermès remains a shining example of the intersection of art, fashion, and environmental activism. Through her work, she invites us to pause, to marvel at the beauty of the natural world, and to reflect on our role as stewards of the planet — a legacy that transcends fashion and leaves an indelible mark on the world of art and conservation.
Complete Scarf Catalog

  • Zebra Pegasus (2014)
  • Tyger Tyger (2015)
  • Under the Waves (2016)
  • Dans un Jardin Anglais (2016)
  • Grrrrr! (2016)
  • Into the Canadian Wild (2017)
  • Appaloosa des Steppes (2017)
  • Awooooo! (2018)
  • Jaguar Quetzal (2018)
  • Aaaaargh! (2019)
  • L’Esprit de la Foret (2019)
  • Mountain Zebra (2019)  
  • The Three Graces (2020)
  • Wild Singapore (2020) 
  • Sous le Charme d’Orphee (2022)
  • Cheval Sirene (2023
  • Cocoricoooo! (2024)  

Alice Shirley Scarves Currently Available on Exquisite Artichoke