#SuzyPFW: Hermès – Pattern Is Back

Time was that Hermès was known primarily for its patterned scarves and neckties – unless you were buying a saddle or other horsey elements on which the French house was founded. Nadège was the first female designer at the house in 20 years when she was appointed in 2015, and had kept to muted shades in fine fabrics to express the upscale, double-face-cashmere spirit of the house. Vulgarity, in this populist era, is unknown at Hermès. Hermès Autumn/Winter 2017. Indigital

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First Look: Hermès And Apple’s Bright New Addition

High style and tech smarts proved to be a successful marriage when Apple and Hermès launched their collection of Apple Watches back in 2015. Today that union is renewed with news of a fresh (and bright) lineup of new band colours. The double tour returns in bleu zéphyr Epsom leather, while the double buckle cuff appears in fauve Barenia leather. Single tour styles too are given a vibrant twist with striking shades of lime Epsom and colvert Swift leather. True

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Why Jane No Longer Carries A Birkin

THE Hermès Birkin bag is one of the most famous fashion designs of the 20th Century but – despite thousands of women coveting the bag made exclusively for Jane Birkin in 1984, rare versions of which retail for up to £200,000 – its namesake has revealed that it no longer suits her needs due to it capaciousness. Rex “I fill my bag with junk… and half the furniture from my house, it’s a very, very heavy bag,” Birkin told the

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Exclusive: Inside Shanghai’s Hermès Club

© Hermès 2017 THIRTY hours to go until the Hermès Club opens in Shanghai, and Bali Barret is padding through the chaos of the construction site. A diminutive woman with a leonine walk, she is dressed in the unofficial Hermès employee uniform: khaki shirt, cropped white jeans, thong sandals, multiple Collier de Chien studded bracelets, (polka dot) silk scarf. She appears remarkably calm, though insists: “Inside I am not relaxed.” She has reason to fret: tomorrow night, 1,000 members of

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#SuzyCouture: Macron Mania! A Mighty Stir-up In Paris Fashion

Let’s call it the Macron effect. With the arrival of a dynamic new French president – at 39 years old, Emmanuel Macron is the youngest since Napoleon to take up this post – a new spirit is running though Paris fashion. Left to right: Brigitte Macron, Hélène Arnault and her husband LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault, Léa Seydoux and Louis Vuitton’s executive vice president, Delphine Arnault at Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2017 show in Paris Getty Gone are the rigid rules about

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The great print heritage of the Hermès

According to Pierre Alexis Dumas, the Martin Margiela years at Hermès – from 1997-2003 – will be the subject of a future exhibition at the ModeMuseum in Antwerp, artistic director of Hermès and the son of the late Jean-Louis Dumas, the exceptional family CEO who brought the iconoclastic Belgian designer into the iconic French brand. I thought back to those days and how Margiela, with his spare, clean cut designs, could never be persuaded to touch the great print heritage

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Haute Hermès

HERMÈS’ Birkin bag is known for carrying a hefty price tag, but the brand’s new rose and white gold version will set you back €1.5 million (approximately £1.25 million). SEE WHICH HERMÈS BAG BROKE A RECORD Designed to be worn as a bracelet – but still functional as a miniature handbag, believe it or not – the mini Birkin Sac Bijou is studded with no less than 2,712 diamonds, and is joined by tiny Kelly, Nausicaa and Chaîne d’ancre designs.

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Hermès Moves

HERMÈS has named a new CEO, enlisted from within the family that controls the label. Patrick Thomas, the current chief executive officer of Hermès, announced at the annual shareholders’ meeting today that Axel Dumas – a member of the sixth generation of the Hermès family – will succeed him upon his retirement. Dumas, currently chief operating officer, will become joint CEO and COO from next month – and will work alongside Thomas during a transition period. The label also revealed

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Burn The Birkin

WOULD you set fire to a £100,000 Hermès Birkin bag? Clint Eastwood’s model daughter Francesca has come under fire in the US for agreeing to do just that for her photographer boyfriend Tyler Shields. Shields is known for his series of pictures showing expensive items destroyed or ablaze alongside phrases like “Fashion Kills” and “Money Kills” – and insisted the Birkin was set to be the next victim. Eastwood protested that the bag was too beautiful to be destroyed –

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