The iconic Hermes Birkin Bag was first designed for Jane Birkin in 1984, and the most popular celebrities, including Victoria Beckham and the Kardashians have a Birkin. A Hermes’ bag costs $11,900 or more. Don’t you think it is overpriced? Canal-Luxe has investigated and you can get similar bags for less than €400 ! Here is our investigation:
Hermès held its spring show at the Longchamp racecourse, as did Dior earlier in the week, just to tease Mister Arnault. The two houses made very different uses of the venue. If Dior was your rich gypsy aunt who reads Tarot cards and loves modern dance, Hermès was her richer, snobbier sister, for whom tastefulness is next to godliness. She’s not as much fun as the bohemian, but her cashmere is softer, her Champagne is crisper and you can put money on her horse it always seems to win. Continue reading
This week-end, the “Vintage des Collectionneurs d’Hermès” will be held at the Hotel du Louvre. The “Hermès collectors” have now their own trade show. which will feature a multitude of iconic pieces from the luxury house.
This very first show is organised by Catherine Lecomte, founder of vintage accessories website Katheley’s. Ten exhibitors from France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Spain, and the UK will exhibit from saddles to leather accessories as well as jewellery, watches and its legendary scarves. Every products will be inspected by a panel of experts to guarantee the authenticity of each one before the exhibition
There will no chance that such an exhibition is held for the Vuitton plastic bags.
Last Wednesday Apple announced a partnership with French luxury leather goods manufacturer Hermès and launches a Hermès leather strap for the Apple Watch.
“Apple and Hermès make very different products, but they reflect the deep appreciation of quality design,” said Jonathan Ive, Apple’s chief design officer in a press release. “Both companies are motivated by a sincere pursuit of excellence and the desire to create something that is not compromised. Apple Watch Hermès is a true testament to that belief.” It is to you to decide if you agree with it.
Hermès’ creative director Pierre-Alexis Dumas stated: “I see it as the establishment of an alliance in excellence; like horse and carriage, a perfect team.”
Hermès will feature three types of bracelets for the Apple Watch: the double-wrap model with steel buckle, in a range of four colours Continue reading
Orange is a warm, joyful and dynamic color, but it’s also a symbol of luxury and good taste. It is the emblematic color of the Hermès house. Why has this color become the symbol of the fashion house? It’s the circumstances that have made the brand’s image evolve.
Orange was imposed during the restrictions of the Second World War. It was the only color available during that trouble period. Instead of trying to forget this sad souvenir, the Hermès house decided to make it an essential part of their communication. Orange has thus been remaining the emblem of the famous fashion house of the Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The orange boxes are still today almost perceived as a present themselves. Continue reading
Nadège Vanhee is 36 years old. Famous both for her discretion, her talent and her efficiency, she seems to be the right person for that job.
She has been the Artistic designer for The Row, a label created by the Olsen Sisters. She worked as senior designer with Phebee Philo at Celine’s. Graduated in 2003 from the Antwerp Academy, she started her career at the famous belgian luggage brandname Delvaux and then at Martin Margiela’s in Paris.
Though the rumors no parties has confirmed her nomination but from our sources we know that it would be her.
French designer Christophe Lemaire will leave Hermès after presenting his final collection for Spring/Summer 2015 during Paris Fashion Week in October.
The designer joined Hermès as the artistic director of the women’s ready-to-wear in 2010 following Jean Paul Gaultier’s departure and has now decided to dedicate himself fully to his own label which has seen significance growth of late.
“Working for Hermès has been a great pleasure: a profoundly enriching experience on both a human and professional level. I am proud of what we have built together” Lemaire shared today.
According to Axel Dumas, CEO of Hermès, the designer led Continue reading
This Hermes film invites you to travel back in time, to grasp Hermès’ intricate mechanics, and to discover the emblematic horological creations punctuating its history.
From its first watch in 1912 to the present day, Hermès is driven by the desire to infuse beauty into utility and to offer creative responses to the needs it encounters in wending its way through time. Continue reading