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
Luxury groups are turning to films, the Internet and private dinners to attract customers as they search for more cost-effective ways to advertise to fight falling sales, executives told the Reuters Global Luxury Summit. Hermes is increasing its overall marketing budget by just under 10 percent this year to a touch above 100 million euros … Continued
French luxury goods group Hermes has resorted to breeding its own crocodiles on farms in Australia to try to meet demand for its leather bags, its chief executive told Reuters on Monday. Customers sometimes have to wait several years for certain exotic-skin bags, which can fetch over 35,000 euros ($48,410). “It can take three to … Continued
Hermes believes turbulence could hit the global luxury goods industry for the next two years and has put some expansion plans on hold, the French fashion and leather goods group said on Monday. Watches and jewelry will take at least two years to recover from the current luxury spending downturn but fashion sales could pick … Continued
Victoria Beckham is well known for her extravagant taste in fashion, but news that she owns 100 HermÃ¨s Birkin bags is likely to be seen as nothing less than excessive. A US financial website worked out that the sometime pop star’s collection of the coveted bag alone is worth Â£1.5million ($2.3 million). Thebigmoney.com revealed that … Continued
Sunny days are a good reason to ride a bike that can get you through streets more quickly and flexibly than any other means of transport. What’s more, you’ll be relaxed, you won’t harm the environment, and it’s good for your health. If you want to ride in a chic way, you can try the … Continued
Priced at $6 million, the EC135 helicopter is created by a collaboration between Eurocopter and Hermes, the French designer of luxury goods.
While the Western markets are faltering, luxury retailers are searching for the next location to sell their high-end goods, and it looks like India might just be the place. While India makes up just 0.4 percent of global luxury good sales, the market is growing at 25 percent a year, according to a recent Bain … Continued