Tag Archives: Hermes
Part of my recent trip to Paris with Hermes involved a visit to the new(ish) flagship store. Situated in a former 1930s swimming pool, it felt tres strange to be standing on the floor of the pool surrounded by original tiles! The store is vast and includes a cafe, a florist, a bookshop and lots of home wares. Continue reading
How are Hermes bags made and why are they so expensive? If you, like me have pondered this while fawning over a £4000 Constance or a £6000 Birkin then I can finally answer with conviction. Continue reading
Smythsons at the ready, here are a few events I think you should know about…
Extended until 28th April 2012: Paolo Roversi at the Wapping Project Bankside
Situated five minutes from Tate Modern, the photography outpost of The Wapping Project hosts Roversi’s first UK solo exhibition. It’s not big but there are enough pictures of Guinevere and ‘portraits’ of Roversi’s lights, tripod and blanket backdrop to satisfy you if you’re a fan of his poetic, minimalist aesthetic. Continue reading
Anyone interested in brand communications, visual merchandising or Hermes should watch this excellent video from Imagine Fashion. It features Leila Menchari, creative director of Hermes’ windows (since 1977) interviewed by IF’s fashion features editor Godfrey Deeny. Her poetic descriptions of her work for Hermes and the art of window display are fascinating. Here’s the trailer…
This evening sees Godfrey’s interview with Chanel’s president of fashion, Bruno Pavlovsky go live on Imagine Fashion so look out for it here.
If this year wasn’t all about extravagant scarf prints, next year certainly will be. If you’re going to buy a posh silk scarf, you might as well make it an Hermes one and to entice you even more, Hermes has set up a special pop-up scarf boutique at Harrods (in the Room of luxury 2 on the ground floor) where every Wednesday and Friday afternoon between now and 2nd January 2012, you can learn how to tie a scarf like a pro. Continue reading
One can dream, right?
My resolution for next year is to be a bit braver with colour and print. I used to love layering busy Kenzo-type prints but over the years I’ve got lazier and more classic in what I wear. This year, fashion has truly been ‘Bubbled’, with Susie Bubble‘s clashy colour-meets-print-meets-texture influence reaching far and wide and well into 2012. Continue reading
What do you mean you haven’t bought your Hermes sari yet? Chop, chop, they won’t stick around forever you know. While researching the Hermes sari on Google, I came across my own post from 2008. Check it out here if you want to learn how to drape a sari (Hermes or otherwise).
[Image Hermes SS08 from Style.com]
Hermes is opening stores left, right and centre, proving that there’s no shortage of demand for Constance handbags and playful-luxe knick knacks. Last month saw the opening of a new men’s flagship in Rome but I’m more interested in the recently opened Hermes standalone store in Bombay. Built at 15a Horniman Circle, (the point zero from where all meeting points in the city are measured), it’s the first luxury store to open in a standalone location rather than in a hotel or luxury mall as is the norm for India. Continue reading