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
A pocket watch is undeniable the gentlemanâ€™s most classic accessory that survived the passed decades, even centuries of fashion development. Hermes adds that old fashion classical feel with this 18kt gold pocket watch with 43.5 mm casing, suspended from a leather strap that doesnâ€™t take away from it, as do many chains. Completely with moonphases … Continued
HermÃ¨s dressed the Smart fortwo issuing a special edition of the diminutive city car. The interior is made of high-quality leather and special canvas called Toile H. Two unique textures cover everything from the seats to the car’s tridion safety cell. For the inside, you can choose the Hermes signature orange or nine others colors … Continued
HermÃ¨s silk jersey fluid scarf is a fantastic accessory. Its size and versatility means you can wear it as a foulard or a beach wrap, around your neck, over a coat or jacket or around your handbag, as a bikini top or around your waist. The possibilities are endless. The character of Miranda Priestly, in … Continued
Hermes is one of the few international luxury labels to have furniture. In 1987, it introduced the Pippa chair in pear wood. The chair was created by the architect and designer Rena Dumas, the wife of the Hermes chairman Jean-Louis Dumas. The Pippa collection has since evolved into a line of foldable indoor and outdoor … Continued
Giorgio Armani explored a merger with French luxury group Hermes but without success, the Italian designer told Bloomberg, adding he planned to keep control of his fashion empire as long as he stays healthy. Mr. Armani, who is in his 70s and one of Milanâ€™s long-established names, was quoted in an interview with the news … Continued
The other day we told you about Karl Lagerfeld’s bespoke trunk from Louis Vuitton. In the same vein, we now present Eric Clapton’s ultra-luxurious, custom-made crocodile guitar case from HermÃ¨s. Clapton’s case was specially made to hold his Martin 00028 EC acoustic guitar, the rock star’s signature model (“EC” are his initials) which he helped … Continued
A new book out by author Dana Thomas, called Deluxe: How Luxury Lost its Lustre, explores how the manufacture of luxury goods, and in particular luxury clothing, has been outsourced almost in its entirety to a handful of developing countries such as China and Turkey. Dana Thomas knew it was time to investigate â€˜luxuryâ€™ when … Continued