A T-shirt is usually the most casual and cheap of garments, but the latest Hermes collection includes one that costs a cool $91,500. The item is a black crew-neck men’s shirt made out of crocodile skin.
The luxury shirt made its debut last fall on the Spring 2013 runway as part of the label’s chiffon crocodile shirt line, but only hit the company’s Madison Avenue flagship store recently.
The Awl, who managed to snap a photo of the t-shirt’s price tag (photos are not allowed inside of Hermès’ stores), noted that just the sales tax on the shirt could amount to $8,000.
“Literally, the entire shirt is just luxurious, beautifully sewn swaths of crocodile. This makes it possibly rather uncomfortable, and perhaps a little heavy, for a t-shirt,” The Awl’s Choire Sicha writes.
Hermès and Jaeger-LeCoultre have created an Atmos clock with a hand-blown and carved enamel and crystal casing produced by Cristalleries the Saint-Louis, a subsidiary of Hermès.
First introduced in 1928 as a perpetuum mobile, the Atmos differentiates itself from every other mechanical timepiece in that it literally never needs to be wound.
It functions thanks to a mechanism that contracts and expands with the ambient temperature, so that a variation of 1 degree Centigrade is enough to keep it going for 48 hours.
Produced in a limited edition of 176, corresponding to the number of years since Hermès was founded, the Atmos Hermès clock will retail for 30,000 euros ($39,100).
French fashion brand Hermès introduced its Rallye 24 collection of tableware last month in a Paris garage stocked with vintage sports cars.
Inspired by the world of motor racing, the new tableware re-imagines the classic chain d’ancre design as a race car track. The 49-piece collection of jewel-colored porcelain has a pattern of ellipses reminiscent of speedways.
The rich colors evoke old international racing liveries, like Italian red, French blue, German silver and British green. Rallye 24 reflects the sporting life, Hermès’s theme for 2013.
The dishes will be available in the United States by the end of March. Prices range from $130 for a tumbler to $640 for an oval platter. The set of six round plates shown here is $1,140.
Hermes marks the 35th anniversary of its Arceau collection this year. Marking the occasion, the maison introduces is offering a smaller, more feminine version with a 38mm diameter and adding a new complication displaying moon phases.
The Arceau Petite Lune features asymmetrical lugs evoking the shape and curve of a stirrup, and sports a mother-of-pearl dial either in white or black.
The watch’s alligator strap, crafted in the Hermes workshops using the saddle-stitching technique, is available in three colors — indigo blue, elephant gray or black.
Hermès International has revealed a glimpse of its collaboration with creative legend Rei Kawakubo on limited-edition silk carré scarves.
Hermès is adding its own touch of luxury to the annual “Heart” stamp collection issued by France’s postal services, La Poste.
French luxury maison Hermès opened in July an exclusive store dedicated to its luxury watch collections in Beijing, China.
Hermes invited 18-year-old American photographer Olivia Bee to shoot a feature for the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of their Le Monde d’Hermes magazine.
The photoshoot, which stars a variety of the brand’s iconic scarves, borrows from the world of fantasy and fairy tales.
Luxury retailer Hermes said Tuesday that it has filed a legal complaint over the manner in which luxury giant and rival LVMH bought a stake in the company in 2010.
“This complaint relates to the terms in which LVMH became a stakeholder in Hermes International,” Hermes said.
Hermes is to open fewer new stores over the next five years to protect its high-end image from over-exposure in a retail market where being one of the most exclusive brands seems to guarantee smooth sailing through global financial turmoil.
The Autumn/Winter 2012 campaign of Hermès is shot by photographer Nathaniel Goldberg, featuring Bette Franke and Wouter Peelen.
Hermès has unveiled a new pocket watch Arceau Pocket Amazones, which is a unique piece of luxury inspired by the motif of a tie designed by Henri d’Origny.
The face features a detailed, miniature painting of two riders that uses enameling and gold spangling techniques.
Hermès has created outfits for the French Olympic equestrian show jumping and eventing teams.
The French fashion house has released a sketch, which includes a navy, blazer-style jacket, featuring red lapels.
The piece has been tailored using a light, flexible technical fabric, enabling the players to move comfortably.
The Hermes Kelly Picnic Bag preserves the iconic shape of the legendary Kelly Bag and combines the basket wavy art with the leather manufacturer!
The retal price was $10,000 when it was released last year, but now resellers have it listed at over $20,000 for its rarity and collectible status.
Luxury property developer SC Global Developments has unveiled a private apartment decorated by Hermès at its flagship development, The Marq on Paterson Hil in Singapore.
This is the first apartment entirely decorated by Hermès and SC Global said it will not be for sale, but to be used only for private engagements.
Louis Vuitton, the French maker of laminated canvas handbags, was named the world’s most valuable luxury brand for a seventh consecutive year.
The brand, owned by LVMH, is worth $25.9 billion, a 7 percent increase from 2011, according to Millward Brown Optimor’s 2012 BrandZ study.
Hermes, in which LVMH owns a stake, rose to second place with a value of $19.1 billion, up 61 percent on last year. Rolex, the closely-held Swiss watch brand, was ranked third at $7.17 billion, a 36 percent gain.
Hermès celebrates its 175th anniversary with an exhibition in London illustrating the company’s relationship with leather over the years.
The show is divided into 12 rooms representing various leather collections – including equestrian, travel, handbags and accessories.
On show are bespoke objects from the history of the company – which was founded in 1837 – such as items commissioned by the Duke of Windsor for Wallis Simpson.
Hermès has unveiled a video showcasing its Hermès Petit H Creative Lab project, which sees the luxury house turn its iconic designs into one-off objects thanks to an upcycling initiative.
Following previous team-ups with the likes of French conceptual artist Daniel Buren, Hermès has announced its latest limited edition scarf collaboration will be with Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto.
The partnership is in honor of the third edition of the luxury label’s Hermès Editeur project, which intertwines the world of fine arts and crafts with the realm of textiles.
Sugimoto’s limited edition silk scarves have been inspired by his “Colors of Shadow” project, and will be presented at the Art Basel contemporary art fair this June.
Hermes, which already produces the world’s most expensive functional handbags, the Kelly and the Birkin, has unveiled four new designs, each priced at $1.9 Million.
The miniature totes, which are crafted from gold and studded with thousands of precious stones, double up as high jewellery.
Significantly smaller than the popular leather versions, they are designed to be worn as a bracelet, with the handbag strap resting on the wrist.