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Hermes F/W 2010 : Constance Jablonski

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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 collection, and nods to the brand’s timeless silk scarves.

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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, which reads: Hermes Sellier – Hermes Horologer.
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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 the display back) and it is water resistant to 30 meters.
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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 handbags, they said.
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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 painful 8.0 percent decline in 2009, according to the consulting firm Bain & Company.
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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 Gaultier for Hermès.
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Hermes Leather & Scarf Print Origami Set

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The French fashion house Hermes is offering an eye-catching new origami set paying homage to its iconic scarf designs.

The set features several sheets of origami paper adorned with scarf prints in various motifs on one side, and deep-hued Rothko-like color blocks on the other.

Encased in a handstitched black saddle leather envelope and presented in a black lacquer box, the set is priced at about $750.

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 generations earlier, in 1837.

Under his leadership, Hermes became a global brand, turning over 1.9 billion euros in 2009, with wide-ranging interests including stakes in the prestigious German camera maker Leica or Jean-Paul Gaultier’s fashion house.

World’s Most Powerful Luxury Brands

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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 heritage and history instead of high fashion did better.
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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 by Hollywood A-listers.

“Then we called around to Hermès, and found out there is no more silly waiting list — they told us we could walk right in and get one today.”
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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, its aluminum part swings on an axis to cover the atomizer.

But it is the film and advertising campaign that takes the fantasy of travel and Hermès’s style to their most beautiful extreme.
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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 Blanc.

2 РHerm̬s Launches Fine Jewelry Collection

Hermès has now made a striking entry into the world of fine jewelry with an exclusive collection designed by famous accessories designer Pierre Hardy.

3 – Ferrari takes wraps off new 599 GTO

According to Ferrari, the new 599 GTO, which will be introduced to the world at the 2010 Beijing Motor Show, is the fastest Ferrari street car ever.

4 – Cartier And America Exhibition

The Cartier and America exhibition, organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Cartier, has been extended until May 9.

5 – Hullett House celebrates Hong Kong’s heritage

Surrounded by some of Hong Kong’s swankiest shops, Hullett House is one of Hong Kong’s most exclusive hotels.

6 – Rare blue diamond auctioned in Hong Kong for $6.4 mn

A rare and flawless blue 5.16 carat diamond has been sold for $6.4m at an auction in Hong Kong.

7 – New York City’s Trump SoHo Hotel to open April 2010

When Trump SoHo New York opens in February of 2010, the 46-story glass tower will lend a new perspective on luxury hotels in downtown Manhattan and SoHo.

8 – Atreides Luxury Yacht With Retractable Pool

The Atreides Luxury Yacht, designed by Serbian designer Vuk Dragovic, has a retractable pool to safely enjoy water sports while boating.

9 – Montblanc Releases Bespoke Anti-Signature Fraud Ink

Earlier this week, Montblanc launched the groundbreaking personal code ink, which features a botanical ingredient that prevents the falsification of signatures.

10 – Karl Lagerfeld dresses the Coca-Cola Light bottle

Coca-Cola Light has teamed up with Karl Lagerfeld to design a limited edition box set.

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 gold and black jade earrings to $880,000 for a diamond necklace.
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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 technically complex and which requires on-the-spot decisions.”
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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 boutique in the world that is dedicated to men only.
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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 of the crisis could be over for the sector.

After announcing that annual profits fell 13 percent to 1.7 billion euros (2.3 billion dollars), LVMH chief executive Bernard Arnault said he was pleased with “record” sales figures for December, which he said would “grow in January”.
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Hermes Spring Summer 2010 Ad Campaign

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 the lamp in Aladdin !
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The Designers’ Christmas Trees

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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, including Stella McCartney, Jean Paul Gaultier and Marc Jacobs.
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Hermes launches Shang Xia brand in China

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.
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