In case you missed them the first time around, here are some of LUXUOâ€™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
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 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
While other stores are closing, HermÃ¨s 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, “HermÃ¨s Man on Madison” will stand directly across the street from the U.S. flagship store. The 2,450 square foot store is the first HermÃ¨s … Continued
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
Loving the Hermes spring/summer 2010 ad campaign featuring Karlie Kloss, shot by Paolo Roversi and styled by Jacob K. She manages a gorgeous pose sleeping on a pile of pillows, each covered with a different Hermes scarf. Each picture have a disney’s story : Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Little Mermaid & Genie of … Continued
On December 08, 2009 Marie Christiane Marek hosted “The Designers’ Christmas Trees” at the Cite de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris. World-famous designers have sold 20 Christmas trees for a total of 41,500€ to be donated to The Foundation headed by France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Since 1996 several famous names have taken part, … Continued
This spring, Hermes plans to launch a new brand, called Shang Xia (meaning “topsy-turvy” in Mandarin), in the lucrative Chinese market. It’s an interesting move from Hermes, who generally tends to buy all or part of existing brands. Shang Xia will include ready-to-wear and decorative arts inspired by Chinese culture and traditions of craftsmanship.
HermÃ¨s has newly released a book about the CarrÃ© HermÃ¨s, “a source of discovery and enchantment for lovers of Hermes”. The book features around 150 scarves and “describes the life and history of the square of silk which has become legend.” It is available in a limited collector’s edition (prestige version covered with a silk … Continued
Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has a new installation set up within Maison Hermes in Japan. Based off a window display he presented in 2004, this new set up features a restructured design with an appearance by a famed Japanese actress. The window is designed with an image of woman projected on to a monitor. The … Continued
Camera maker Leica Camera AG has teamed up with Hermes to create a limited edition camera due to be released just in time for the Christmas holidays.
French luxury clothing designer Hermes and Monaco based yacht maker Wally have collaborated to create the ultimate luxury yacht. The watercraft by Wally-Hermes Yachts, dubbed WHY for short, are the perfect mix of luxury and ‘green’ living. This revolutionary yacht is developed with the latest and most advanced sustainable technologies, recycling thermal energy, as well … Continued
Germany-based Vintage Luggage Company has amassed the world’s greatest collection of classic travel items, Luxist reports. Their large collection of vintage luggage includes the likes of Louis Vuitton, HermÃ¨s and Goyard. The priceless collection includes a 1920s Vuitton desk trunk which converts to a writing table complete with a typewriter.
The ever elegant Arceau timepiece from Hermes is undergoing a bit of technical facelift this year with the introduction of a Chronograph variant. As with any Hermes watch the details are impeccable, from the watch hands which are colored in the companyâ€™s signature orange to the black barenia calf leather strap.
For their latest ad campaign, Hermes has skipped fall and headed straight to winter. Brazilian top model, Raquel Zimmermann stars in the snow covered campaign shot by Eric Valli at Swedenâ€™s famous Ice Hotel. Eric Valli received its international reputation from contributions to Geo, National Geographic, the Sunday Times, the Smithsonian, Life and Paris Match.
Could fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier be out at HermÃ¨s? Fashion Week Daily reports that the designer may be resigning from the company after the Paris show in October. In addition to producing his eponymous collections of ready-to-wear and haute couture, Gaultier has spent the last six years as HermÃ¨s’ creative director.
We have followed Hermes helicopter earlier too and today itâ€™s time to tell you all about Japan’s first Hermes helicopter. The service will provide a 30-minute luxury helicopter shuttle service between central Tokyo and Narita International Airport. The Hermes helicopter features calf-leather seats and walls decorated with the brandâ€™s signature Toile H fabric used in … Continued
We take a look at the Hermes Alligator Leather Table Clock as made for the Only Watch 2009 event. The Only Watch auction is a collaboration between Patrizzi & Co. Auctioneers and the Monaco Yacht Show. It will be held this year in Monaco on September 24, 2009. The charity that will benefit from the … Continued
Bluetooth headsets have reached a new level of luxury with this ultra-stylish unit from Hermes Paris. Designed by Emmanuel Laffon de Mazeres, the frame-shape is made of super lightweight carbon fiber, aluminum and supple leather. Its custom-built silicon earring, molded over your ear, makes it extremely easy to wear. You can wear it for hours … Continued
China may become the world’s biggest luxury market in some years but cultural challenges to win customers’ hearts for certain types of products remain, industry executives said this week. Champagne house Taittinger said it could make high-end sparkling wine in China but the market was not ready for it yet… … while Lamborghini said the … Continued