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 as any organic and inorganic waste without compromising on its luxury aspects. Continue reading →
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 but only a third will be on advertising, Chief Executive Patrick Thomas said.
“The rest of the budget goes on shop windows, exhibitions, private public relations operations,” he said, including invitations to 10-15 customers to themed store openings. Continue reading →
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 four crocodiles to make one of our bags so we are now breeding our own crocodiles on our own farms, mainly in Australia,” Patrick Thomas told the Reuters Global Luxury Summit in Paris. Continue reading →
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 up faster, Hermes Chief Executive Patrick Thomas told the Reuters Global Luxury Summit in Paris.
“In my opinion, turbulence will last rather long, maybe two years,” Thomas said.
The world’s second-largest luxury goods group in terms of market value behind LVMH said it had postponed the opening of two shops in China and two leather goods plants in France. Continue reading →
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 the 35-year-old owns around 100 of the style, which start at £4,200 for the basic model. Continue reading →
Falcon Aviation Services has received its first “L’hélicoptère par Hermès” on Sunday at a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi.
Priced at $6 million, the EC135 helicopter is created by a collaboration between Eurocopter and Hermes, the French designer of luxury goods.
“This helicopter illustrates a fusion between design and technology, where every detail has been created for VIP and business travellers,” said Salem Al Kayoumi, FAS’s vice-chairman. Continue reading →
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 including indigo, gold, lime and pink. Thereâ€™s also a nice standard umbrella.
High fashion never comes cheap, and the Hermes Smart is no exception coming in at $48,500 in U.S. dollars or 38,000 euros.
This funny short film shows the variety of colors and combinations, provided for the Hermes car model, with this little fashionista Smart that goes through cartoon roads.
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 the famous novel â€œThe Devil Wears Pradaâ€, wears a new white HermÃ¨s scarf in a different way every day.
Grace Kelly used her scarf as a sling for her broken arm. Madonna wore one as a halter in â€œSwept Awayâ€. Every woman wants this chic of jersey or silk with its fabulous colors and unique print.
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 furniture.
Recently, Hermes has come out with an ultra-luxe update on its classic Pippa folding chair, finished in the world’s finest matte black crocodile skin. Continue reading →