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Hermès Men’s Spring 2019

Véronique Nichanian showed a younger, sexier side to the Hermès man.
The designer continued with the athletic references, her take on the elevated lifestyle. The tailored jogging pant added to the man-on-the-move mood, revisited in different colors including light yellows blended with a sharply tailored blazer. The tennis-style short shorts added to the retro athletic undertone of the collection.
The on-trend three-button leather suit in a light shade of stone, worn without a shirt, showed a new sensuality.
Adding to details like the prints and the draping of the clothing, the collection’s color palette, with the combination of shades moving from saturated tones to pastels, was beautiful.
An enlarged camouflage print on a sweatshirt had a painterly Cubist feel, with hippy-luxe tie-dye bags playing off the collection’s bright colors.
Also standout were the silky blousons with side zippers, at times gathered at the back, and a look combining a bottle-green track pant with a bold blue and white side stripe and a super-thin graphic sweater with a zipper.
The elegant fine knits with ripple accents or python effects were  dreamy in a collection that exuded pure luxe fashion.

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Luxury Resale Firm Rebag to Sell Rare Hermès Himalayan Birkin

Luxury handbag resale firm Rebag is planning to sell a rare collectible for just $ 70,000 — the Hermès White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin.
The exclusive Birkin is made from the albino Nico crocodile hide, and an extensive dye process with a gradation meant to evoke the smoky gray and pearl white colors of the snow-capped mountain range. The bags sold for about $ 100,000 back in 2008 — David Beckham bought one for his designer wife Victoria to add to her Birkin collection — while one made from the same hide and dye process, but encrusted with more than 240 diamonds and 18-karat-gold hardware was sold last year by Christie’s auction house for $ 379,261. The bag still sells for well over $ 100,000 on the primary and auction markets, and are difficult to acquire since the luxury accessories firm produces so few of them.
The bag’s host site — at the corner of 57th Street and Madison Avenue — is also a celebration of the opening of Rebag’s second Manhattan flagship location. The new site features Rebag’s signature pastel yellow color, as well as a floor to ceiling glass storefront that offers anyone passing by a look into the brand’s “handbag heaven” displays. The site

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Kiki van Eijk Talks Google, Hermès, Salone del Mobile and the Lasting Inspiration of Vincent van Gogh

A NEW DUTCH MASTER: Artists are never any one type, as indicated by Kiki van Eijk’s workload.
Her designs will be featured in various capacities at Salone del Mobile, starting with wall hangings in the Google-presented “Softwear” at Rossana Orlandi’s gallery. The installation bows to the public Tuesday.
For Nodus, she has designed a carpet inspired by a Venetian Carnivale that she painted with watercolors. Another project she has been involved with that will be shown in Milan during Salone del Mobile is called “Shadows of Gold” for Doppia Firma. Working with a gold leaf laboratory in Venice, van Eijk aimed to relay the same kind of energy as sunlight streaming through a window, so she made a replica of the window that is in the laboratory, which shows experiments as to how the light shines through and how an object catches the varying light. The surrounding area will be in shadows while the marble objects that will catch the light will be covered in gold leaf.
Van Eijk has also been hard at work designing the booth for the Dutch furniture brand Linteloo, which will include blown-up versions of her watercolors that will be printed on curtains and transferred onto the space.

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Hermès Converts N.Y. Men’s Store Into Record Shop

NEW YORK — Hermès has gotten the memo.
The French luxury brand has taken the movement toward experiential retailing to the next level, completely transforming its men’s store here into a vinyl record store for 10 days.
On Thursday night, the Madison Avenue emporium debuted Silk Mix, an art installation centered around music that has already been showcased in Madrid and Rome and now makes its way into the U.S.
“It’s all about silk and music,” said Robert Chavez, chief executive officer of Hermès. The concept was the brainchild of Véronique Nichanian, artistic director of Hermès men’s wear, and Christophe Goineau, creative director of men’s silk. They worked with Thierry Planelle, who has curated music for the company’s men’s shows for the last 15 years, to bring the idea to life.
The main floor was reworked to replicate an old-fashioned record store with bins of albums on display and a bank of turntables to give them a spin. But these albums had an Hermès twist: each of the covers sported a different silk design from the men’s assortment. “There are 225 styles and 53 different patterns,” Chavez said. “And you can pick your favorite and then play it.”

The album covers were all created from

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Hèrmes Stages Beverly Hills Exhibit in Nod to Heritage

The veil is being lifted on Hèrmes at a temporary exhibition that opened to the public Saturday at the company’s Beverly Hills boutique.
“Harnessing the Roots,” curated by Bruno Gaudichon, begins in the back of the Rodeo Drive store and starts with the story of bridles and the house’s history with horses and the equestrian world.
“For Hèrmes, it is the first time that we open the veil because we are rather discreet on our past,” said Menehould de Bazelaire, Hèrmes artistic director of cultural patrimony, who was in town from Paris for the opening. “We don’t want to be proud of what was made before by Hèrmes. We always want to remember to be proud of what we will make tomorrow. It’s our challenge.”
Visitors in the exhibition’s first room are greeted with a terracotta horse dating back anywhere from 2500 to 1900 BC, which is juxtaposed with a 19th century Hèrmes bridle just a few paces away. Both pieces come from the Émile Hèrmes collection, with the terracotta statue the oldest piece of the group.
“This was the idea of Émile Hèrmes when he started his private collection,” de Bazelaire said. “He wanted to create a bridge between the past, the origin

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Hermès Men’s Fall 2018

The “Game of Thrones”-style backdrop – set in the cloister of an ancient Paris convent, the runway wrapped around a courtyard lit by fire drums that the models had to walk through, with bits of ash blowing onto the crowd – was the perfect contrast to this super-refined collection.
Véronique Nichanian has a way of doing relaxed French style with a super-luxe delivery in terms of the materials, including a head-turning hooded parka in hazelnut crocodile. A two-tone, hazelnut and Hermès-red quilted coat in a patented fabric called Toilbright, which had the glossy sheen of a foil candy wrapper, added a cool retro feel.
This was the wardrobe of a super-wealthy bohemian, and the vibe even translated to some of the graphics, with colored mountain landscapes worked onto jacquard knits and the season’s super-sized Kelly bag, or used as an outline piping across rubberized lambskin sweatshirts.
The oversized volumes of the sweaters and pants emphasized the collection’s effortless mood. Tailoring remained fitted, with an on-trend six-button, double-breasted suit.
The traditional shearling that the house is known for was revisited in an elegant white version — a statement piece but when paired with slouchy leather pants, a green turtleneck and untucked white shirt artfully hanging

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Hermès to Honor Window Designer Leïla Menchari

WINDOW WORLDS: Regular passers-by of the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris from across the past three decades will be familiar with the traffic-stopping, fantasy windows of Leïla Menchari for the Hermès flagship.
Paying tribute to the Tunisian designer’s love of craft and materials, the French leather goods house this fall is to dedicate a much bigger window to her work with a series of eight tableaux conceived by scenographer Nathalie Crinière in collaboration with Menchari set to go on display at the Grand Palais.
Titled “Hermès à tire-d’aile – Les mondes de Leïla Menchari,” which loosely translates as “The Hermès Worlds of Leïla Menchari,” the exhibition is set to run from Nov. 8 to Dec. 3.
A graduate of the Beaux-Arts, Menchari started working under Hermès’ former head of windows, Annie Beaumel, in the early Sixties. She took over designing the house’s windows from 1978 to 2013, working with a number of artisans from the Hermès universe and beyond, ranging from stone-cutters to sculptors, while also directing the Hermès color committee.
Windows created by Menchari have included giant waves crafted from marble, fantasy Kelly bags made out of metal, multicolored saddles with wings and a Paris-themed window with monuments in organza.
An accompanying 432-page tome,

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Hermès Brings Robert Dallet Expo to Paris

ROARING SUCCESS: More than a year after it opened at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT., the “Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet” exhibition is making its way to Paris.
Having toured Europe and Asia since it left the Bruce last March — taking in Milan, Munich, Hong Kong, Taipei and Mumbai — the exhibition, sponsored by Hermès and benefiting conservation group Panthera, will be on show at the brand’s flagship on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré from May 19 to June 10.
The exhibition includes nearly 75 works by the late wildlife artist, who collaborated with Hermès for more than 20 years and whose designs are still used in its collections. Focusing on eight different species of endangered feline, it features paintings, drawings and sketches from the Emile Hermès Collection as well as that of the artist’s family, and is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of extinction facing big cats.

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Apple Just Unveiled A New Lineup of Seriously Cool Hermès Watch Bands

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New York-based Fancy Teams With Hermès

NEW YORK — With Carlos Slim Domit, Kering and Ashton Kutcher among its investors, Fancy has a new tie to the world of luxury — a limited collaboration with Hermès.
The SoHo-based shopping app clued in some of its 10 million-plus global shoppers to three customized Hermès finds — the Kick, $ 780 men’s slip-on sport shoes with an Hermès print; the Nautilus, a $ 1,670 caplets pen, and Le Flaneur d’Hermès, an $ 11,900 carbon bicycle with leather accents. The Hermès for Fancy selection is meant to relay Hermès’ “timeless, yet contemporary aesthetic and Fancy’s dedication to offering premium, unique products from around the world,” according to an Hermès-approved post on Fancy’s blog.
“Fancy is a great way for Hermès to test a presence on a social e-commerce platform,” said Caroline Watchorn, Hermès’ digital development director.
To tout the trio of products, Fancy developed a parallax animation video that allows shoppers to control the direction of the bicycle. “We set out to create a fun and engaging experience around these products,” said Joseph Einhorn, Fancy’s chief executive officer. “We are grateful to Hermès for their willingness to try something new with us.”
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PETA Becomes Hermès Shareholder

LONDON — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has taken another tack in its campaign to stop Hermès using exotic skins – becoming an Hermès shareholder.
PETA U.S. has bought a single share in the Paris-based luxury label in order to gain access to shareholder meetings, a spokeswoman said. “As a shareholder, PETA U.S. will work from inside to demand a permanent ban on accessories made from exotic animal skins, including crocodile skin bags and alligator skin watch bands,” said PETA’s U.K. director Mimi Bekhechi.
Hermès traditionally holds its annual general meeting in May or June. Officials at the French firm were not immediately available to comment on the latest development.
PETA’s latest move follows the animal rights group alleging cruelty at two of Hermès’ crocodile and alligator skin suppliers in Texas and Zimbabwe last month, and publishing what it alleged was undercover video footage of the farms.
This week, actress Jane Birkin called for Hermès to rename the crocodile version of the Hermès Birkin bag named in her honor, after viewing PETA’s footage. Hermès responded by saying it is investigating the Texas farm PETA focused on in the film, and that the facility in question does not supply the crocodile skins used for

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Hermes Cloisonne Bangle (Authentic Pre Owned)

Hermes Cloisonne Bangle (Authentic Pre Owned)

Authenticity code: Hermes Authentic: Pre Owned This is an authentic pre owned Hermes Cloisonne Bangle. Featuring black cloisonne enamel over golden plated. Exterior: Gently used Interior: Gently used Color: Black Material: Other Product Code: 1828003

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The Six-Figure Club: 6 of the Most Expensive Handbags Ever Sold at Auction Were Hermes Birkins

Prepare to rethink what splurging on accessories can really mean. The most expensive bag to sell at auction hit the chopping block at Christie’s last week, going for $ 221,844 at an auction in Hong Kong. It was a pink crocodile Hermès Birkin studded with diamonds—and it was sold to an unnamed bidder over the phone.

The idea of a handbag bringing in big money is nothing new. Before last week’s sale, here were the top sells—believe it or not six of the seven most expensive handbags ever sold at auction were Birkins.

Not a Birkin for $ 218,500 in 2011: A diamond and gold style previously owned by Elizabeth Taylor takes the honor as the only non Birkin to make the list. The details reported by WSJ are scant, but a flick through the 2011 auction catalog that previewed her jewelry (the section where the high-rolling bag was included) show both a golden clutch and a Fred Leighton elephant bag that was gifted to Taylor from Michael Jackson as a birthday present.

Birkin for $ 203,150 in 2015: Before Monday’s record-setting sale, this was the most expensive Birkin to sell at auction.

Birkin for $ 185,000 in 2014: Last fall the below Birkin, made of Himalayan Nilo Crocodile and including a total of 9.84 carats of diamonds, sold in Beverly Hills.


Birkin for $ 113,525 in 2011: A blue croc Birkin went at the same Dallas auction the the previous record-setter did.

Birkin for $ 95,000 in 2011: Also in Dallas: a red croc Birkin.

Birkin for $ 80,663 in 2011: A third Hermès Birkin made bank at the same Dallas sale.

In case you’re curious, the world’s most expensive handbag is thought to be Mouawad’s “1001 Nights” purse. The 18-carat-gold bag has 4,517 yellow, pink, and colorless diamonds, combining for an impressive 381.92 carats, and has been estimated at $ 3.8 million.

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Hermès Opens Wanderland Exhibition

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: Hermès is taking a trip — to nowhere in particular — with an exhibition that opens today dedicated to flânerie, or the act of wandering the city streets and drinking in the details of everyday life. Wanderland will run until May 2 at the Saatchi Gallery in London, and move to Paris in September, Turin, Italy, in December and China next year.
Hermès has dedicated 2015 to the theme of flânerie and transformed an upper floor of the gallery into a series of whimsical and surreal settings across 11 rooms. One features vintage walking sticks — including one for the dandy, with a built-in bit of chalk for cleaning the collar and a brush for dusting down the suit — while another is filled with graffiti created by the artist known as Cept, and another with floor panels that “talk” when a visitor walks on them. A café dedicated to lost objects features little tables inset with pocket watches or tiny paint boxes that, on closer inspection, feature film screens the size of postage stamps. A pillbox and glass bottle on one table glow with psychedelic colors while the image of a lady dances at

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爱马仕 Hermes Amazone Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml/3.3oz

爱马仕 Hermes Amazone Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml/3.3oz

Classified as a floral fragrance Feminine sensual & alluring Contains notes of narcissus jonquil jasmine iris Blended with cedar citrus berries & peach Suitable for daytime wear
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This eBook looks at some of the various bags made by this world renowned company and gives an indication of prices that these bags have obtained at auction houses in Europe and America. Prices will be stated in the currency of the country of the sale and will give the pound, dollar and euro wherever possible. Price obtained depends on the nature of the materials used. This could range from canvas, leather from the skin of a calf, goat or goat and other skins like ostrich, crocodile, lizard or alligator. They also use toile (canvas). Colour can determine the value also. Black and white may be more popular as they can be worn with most colour outfits whereas an orange colour may be more limited. But, is the case today? With prices rising rapidly for these very desirable works of art some people are buying them not to put their make-up, mobile phones and car keys in  but to keep locked away as an investment for the future. Size may also determine the prices that are achieved at auction. For the bigger the bag the more it is desirable as it has more animal skin on them hence a higher price. There are also some handbags that are extremely sought after and these have real gold hardware and real diamonds on them. Naturally those which have real gold and diamonds attached to them will command higher prices and these prices have shocked many in the art world and made Hermes handbags one of the most sought after luxury items in the world.

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