Brands

Hermès takes Manhattan



Hermes AW24 New York Theo Werner

My SS24 trend report picked up on the major appetite for leather, and of course Hermès comes top of the leather lust list.

Hermès just showed the second ‘chapter’ of its AW24 collection in New York – a seductive, cinematic portrayal of wearable-yet-sexy (for straight-laced Hermès) leather trousers, jumpsuits, outerwear and abundant Mapplethorpe-esque caps that some thought dominated the show, but I rather loved. (Once a stylist always a stylist.)

Dior paid a similar tribute to Manhattan recently – although slightly less well received. Anyway, expect to see variations on the black leather jumpsuit, mariner caps and voluminous jackets flooding the market, not forgetting the all-important Hermès Kelly pocket belt. And if you can’t commit to those, there’s always a silk Hermès carré, folded and tucked into a skinny leather belt.

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Hermes Kelly pocket belt

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IMAGES: Hermès AW24
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Quote of the day: Naomi Rea, Artnet News



Art Basel Shop tote

“Access to this world is aspirational and offering a piece of it at a more affordable price point expands the customer base significantly. Now, the casual visitors over the weekend…can say they bought something at Art Basel and can signal their membership in the art tribe.”
Naomi Rea, Artnet News acting editor-in-chief, Vogue Business

Sarah Andelman’s latest venture at Art Basel is a “Colette” for the art set.

It makes perfect sense.

Opening this week, the Art Basel Shop is a physical-only (aka no online presence) ‘ephemeral concept store’ for Basel-goers, selling gift-shop style art memorabilia and lifestyle products for merch lovers. Think Keith Haring x Caran d’Ache pens, David Shrigley prints and Carrie Mae Weems plates.

Read more here and here.

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IMAGE: Art Basel Shop
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Virginie Viard is leaving, so who’s next for Chanel?



Everyone’s got their hot take on who will replace Virginie Viard at Chanel.

While Chanel sales are up, speculation is that’s more down to price hikes and beauty purchases than Virginie’s designs (I can verify Chanel’s skincare is the best!).

The online criticism of Virginie’s collections can’t be good for brand image, even if the heritage is seemingly bulletproof.

Many people – understandably – hark to Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel as the benchmark and look to a return to that golden era of wit and spectacle.

But I feel Chanel is looking for a reset. The recent mega-popular exhibitions cementing Gabrielle Chanel’s original ‘garconne’ ethos, showcasing her chic, pared back designs (and even influential beauty packaging) helped to restate the timeless pre-Karl vision of Chanel. The brand needs someone who understands the house codes, yet can inject youthful modernity to boost its heritage and thus appeal to a cross-generational audience.

My money’s on Hedi Slimane. He has history with the brand as a close friend of Karl, and he clearly knows the codes. He has an innate understanding of youth culture and can bring his network of arty tastemakers to the brand campaigns, while keeping the collections highly desirable.

When can we place our bets?

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IMAGES: Celine AW24
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Shop the post: double shirts in the wild



Popeye City Boy Style

Now the sweaters are off, it’s time to think about shirts. Why wear one when you can wear two (or three)? A small button-down under a bigger one worn undone. Two identical, worn unbuttoned over a tee. Two different styles, or the same style with contrasting stripes.

Take some inspo from these examples in the wild – I will… (more…)