Perhaps the most exclusive luxury brand of all, Hermes is an epitome of pure craftsmenship that extends from fashion to lifestyle, sports and even motorcrafts. With its roots in handcrafted saddlery, the house still crafts most of their goods by hand to this day: hand-stitched bags, hand-drawn fabric designs, hand-welded hardware to name a few. The overall impression of Hermes' items is simple in its design, yet when looked at closely, every minute detail is done perfectly. It is a brand truly respected by everyone, both women and men, from celebrities to fashion-lovers. While many luxury fashion houses focus mainly on womenswear, Hermes provides equally beautiful and high quality goods for men. Veronique Nichanian, Artistic Director of Hermes' Mens Universe, has put out colorful ties, scarves and belts that have contributed to the brand's continued popularity.
Opened at dusk in a serene, moody atmosphere combined with vampy red lighting and runway was the perfect backdrop for the sleek, tough girl collection for Hermes' autumn/winter season. Dark leather was the key material, as it was incorporated as pencil skirts, slim pants, belts or full-length belted trench coats. Color palette was kept to a minimum with blacks, navy, muted yellows and pinks; instead, eye to detail was what stood out this season. The brand's classic Clou Médor pyramid stud was the star element in almost every piece, from Médor graphic print shirt dress, quilting on parka jackets, buttons on beige coats and chain shoulder bags.
Touches of the legedary Martin Margiela's designs from the 90s are alive in this collection by Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski. This season, "plaid" is the obvious theme, though there is so much more than that. Vanhée-Cybulski introduced Hermes Colors: a muted rainbow palette including wet blue, ultraviolet, pink granite and Hermes red. These new offerings were splattered throughout the collection, from unusual grid patterns, plaid and historic scarf prints. Silhouette is minimalistic and elongated, accentuated by high waist belts, sheer flowy skirts and double-layered wide-leg pants.
Classic silhouettes with an edgy twist dominated Hermes' 2018 Resort Collection. Vanhée-Cybulski played with every color of the rainbow, transitioning seaminglessly from vibrant hues like reds, purples, blues to traditional monotones, back to navy with pops of yellow and orange. Standout pieces included a micro A-line dress in bright blue crocodile and foulard tops in 70s colors. Ruffles also made an appearance this season, in the form of hemlines on elegant maxi dresses. Similar to the 2017 Autumn/Winter Collection, Vanhée-Cybulski revamped prints introduced in the 60s as details on dresses.
Hermes's definition of luxury is high quality craftsmanship that is apparent in every collection. This season, carefully crafted pieces include a pale pink maxi coat with full-length quilted lining and a navy patterned cape with dusty pink lining. The basis of the color palette is pale tones, paired with muted colors of the rainbow from warm to cool tones. Vanhée-Cybulski has incorporated a piece of Hermes' history, scarf prints from 60s & 70s to be exact, and mixed it with modern silhouettes. Quality is in the details and materials; double-buckle leather belts and shearling maxi vest coat, for example, lack glamour and glitz, yet exude an air of luxury that Hermes is known for.
Birkin, Kelly, Garden Party...Hermes is known for its classic lines/collections of its leather goods and accessories that are both timeless and luxurious.
Originally named "Sac a depeche", Hermes renenamed it to "Kelly" after Grace Kelley, Princess of Monaco, who often wore the bag. After the rename, the "Kelly bag" became famous worldwide thanks to the Princess and became popular among many people including celebrities.
The Bearn is loved by many as a class out of Hermes' wallet collections. The shape is very simple and features a buckle with the Hermes "H". This model is popular among both men and women.
The exterior of the Silk-In is very simple with no patterns to further emphasize the bold and fun patterns of the interior silk. Not only is the design very 'Hermes' with the clean design on the outside, the Silk-In also offers a suprise element on the inside.
Originally intented to store gardening equipment, Garden Party provides excellent storage. The round femine shape is also popular especially among women. From a twist in design of the interior pockets to presence of exterior pockets, Garden Party is definitely a seemigly "Hermes" bag.
Introduced in 1923 as the world's first handbag with a zipper. Inspired by a zipper cover for bicycles, the CEO of Hermes at the time created a handbag with a feminine body. Available in 7 sizes that can be enjoyed at differnet moments in life by combining various colors.
To celebrate the birth of the bag and his own daughter, the designer of the model named it after her, Constance. The bag is famous as the bag that Jacqueline Keneddy, wife of J.F. Kennedy, loved. A timeless silouhette with elegance that is suitable for The First Lady, Constance is perfect for special occasiosn and parties.
The classic silhouette of Hermes is minimalistic, artistic and elongated; every clothing item is crafted from high quality material that are lifetime wardrobe pieces.
Hermes' shoes mirror their clothing line: simple yet elegant pieces that last a lifetime. Sandals are especially popular for the subtle incorporation of the "H" logo into their designs.
Hermes bags are representative of its supremacy in handcrafted leather goods. From the material to hardware details, these bags are the best quality luxury items in the market.
Legendary Hermes scarves are available in a wide range of colors and intricate designs. They are perfect to wear around the neck or tie on handles on bags for a pop of luxury.
Hermes' offers a variety of jewelry from necklaces, earrings and fine jewelry in gold, silver and rose gold. Popular models include Collier de Chien, inspired by dog collars, and Chaine d'Ancre.
The brand's eye for detail on its leather goods extend over to wallets, which come in popular models such as Dogon and Bearn. The element of suprise in Silk-In wallets show the brand's playful side.
With origins in saddlery, in 1950 Hermès’ famous Duc carriage and horse logo was derived and has been a classic symbol of the brand’s high quality leather goods since. The legendary French brand was founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermès. It began as a revered saddlery workshop and even at the time, was already catering to high-end clients, such as Napoleon III and the Russian Emperor. The Hermès empire has since expanded production into a wide range of luxury goods and RTW fashion, with world famous bags—such as the Kelly and the Birkin (named after the infamous Jane Birkin)—watches, and exquisite printed silk scarves. Hermès is held in high regards by both women and men, as well as celebrities around the world.