Film – Hermès “La Vie Comme Un Conte”

For a few seasons Hermes had been playing with fairy-tale plots and characters while creating ad campaigns. And for their Fall 2010 ad campaign, Hermès have decided to teach us some new ways to wear — or rather, to use — our scarves. With the help of Constance Jablonski and Jonas Mason, we now know … Continued

Hermès Talaris Saddle

Hermès has unveiled a high-tech modular saddle featuring a tree made of carbon and injected thermoplastic. “This is at the heart of the essence of Hermès, which is about marrying tradition and innovation,” said Hermès artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas. As you can see in on the pictures, this Hermès “Talaris” Saddle is a highly structured … Continued

Hermès Orion Suitcase

Created by Gabriele Pezzini, HermeÌ€s Design Director, this extremely ergonomic travelling companion has exceptional functional and aesthetic qualities. Its brushed anodised aluminium shell, the interior surface of which is reinforced with carbon and Kevlar, provide unparalleled resistance to wear and tear. The luggage is subtly highlighted with two natural cowhide handles – an unmistakable reference … Continued

Hermes F/W 2010 : Constance Jablonski

For a few seasons Hermes had been playing with fairy-tale plots and characters while creating ad campaigns. However the new Hermes campaign for Fall Winter 2010/11 – clearly inspired by Sherlock Holmes – is something different though no less interesting. The Hermès’ campaign features Constance Jablonski in an array of menswear inspired looks from the … Continued

Hermes Timepieces 2010 Ad Campaign

Hermes has unveiled its latest advertising campaign showcasing its watches against a series of equestrian-themed images. The set of advertisements depict horses in a variety of dramatic scenes and odd locations, running alongside images of the watchmakers newest models. The pictures were taken by Tim Flach, and each image is separated by the brand’s ribbon, … Continued

Hermes Carre H Watch

Designed by French architect and designer Marc Berthier, the new Carre H watch is an avant-garde addition to Hermes’ watch collection. Inside, the watch houses the Swiss automatic Sowind/Girard-Perregaux caliber GP3200 movement with a power reserve of 44 hours. The case, in titanium, measures 36.5mm x 36.5mm. The crystal is an AR-coated sapphire (as is … Continued

Luxury brand diversification does have limits

There are limits to how far a luxury company can diversify its operations without diluting its brand or confusing consumers, experts said this week. A jeweler might successfully launch a perfume but a handbag maker might not and it is easier for a jeweler to look credible producing watches than it is venturing into making … Continued

Luxury market rebounding

The luxury goods market is rebounding from the slump caused by the global recession, but analysts say upscale sellers will be facing a hard slog due to changing demographics and lingering consumer caution. Global luxury goods industry sales are expected to grow four percent in 2010 to 158 billion euros (195 billion dollars) after a … Continued

Jean-Paul Gaultier Is Leaving Hermes

Jean-Paul Gaultier, the enfant terrible of French fashion, is stepping down as designer of women’s ready-to-wear for Hermès. He will be replaced by Christophe Lemaire, who has revitalised Lacoste since and has also worked under Christian Lacroix and Thierry Mugler. The spring-summer 2011 collection, to be presented in October, will be the last designed by … Continued

Longtime Hermes luxury group boss dies

Jean-Louis Dumas, who chaired the French luxury goods group Hermes for almost three decades until 2006, has died at the age of 72, his spokesman said on Sunday. He died on Saturday in Paris. Dumas took over in 1978 as head of the illustrious fashion and luxury house, which was founded by his family five … Continued

World’s Most Powerful Luxury Brands

According to a study compiled by market research firm Millward Brown Optimor, the most valuable brand is Louis Vuitton with a brand value of $19.8 billion. Hermes, with a brand value of $8.45 billion, landed in the second spot, followed by Gucci ($7.58 billion), Chanel ($5.54 billion) and Hennessy ($5.36 billion). Brands that focused on … Continued

Notorious Hermes waiting list a thing of the past?

Seems as if even Hermes is not recession-proof: according to shopping blog shefinds.com, a previously almost unattainable Hermes Birkin bag can now be bought by anyone — if you’re ready to spend $6,500 or more, that is. The Birkin, one of the best-known statement bags, can cost up to six digits and is frequently worn … Continued

Video: Hermes’ New Scent Inspires Travel

Hermés are releasing their new perfume, Voyage D´Hermés, in April. It’s one of their Romans fragrances, a line designed to reinterpret the brand’s essence. Created by in-house perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena, Voyage d’Hermès is an accentuated composition of fresh wood and musk. The bottle, designed by Philippe Mouquet, is modeled after a portable vintage magnifying glass, … Continued

Le Carre Hermes – The Book

Le Carre Hermes – The Book – features around 150 scarves and describes the life and history of the square of silk which has become legend.

Top 10 Posts – Week In Review: April 5-12

In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of LUXUO’s top posts for the week of April 5-12. 1 – Louis Vuitton Parent LVMH to Launch Luxury Hotels Luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Thursday said it is creating a high-end hotel management business that will be branded Cheval … Continued

Hermes Launches Fine Jewelry

French luxury goods firm Hermes has announced that it will be launching a collection of fine jewelry with accessories designer Pierre Hardy. The 14 piece collection of “haute bijouterie” was inspired by the shape of a horse’s hoof to keep with the fashion house’s equestrian roots. Prices range from $23,675 for a pair of rose … Continued

Hermes to exit luxury yacht joint venture

Hermes is exiting a luxury yacht joint venture with shipbuilder Wally, saying it is not experienced enough to complete the project according to Reuters. The two partners had unveiled a full-sized model of their mega yacht, “WHY”, in Monte Carlo in September. “We are currently in the phase of carrying out the project, which is … Continued

Hermes Opens Store Just for Men

While other stores are closing, Hermès will open its first store entirely dedicated to men’s ready-to-wear, accessories and art of living on Wednesday. Located at 690 Madison Avenue in New York, “Hermès Man on Madison” will stand directly across the street from the U.S. flagship store. The 2,450 square foot store is the first Hermès … Continued

Chinese sales boosts luxury goods market in 2009

Despite the economic crisis, 2009 ended better than it began for the French luxury goods sector, thanks largely to China’s growing taste for high-end products, encouraging thoughts of a better 2010. Following the trend set by other global luxury brands, Hermes and LVMH announced fourth quarter sales growth on Thursday and Friday, suggesting the worst … Continued