Beyond wrist and arm candy (in The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly wears a white Hermes scarf around her wrist; in Le Divorce the Kelly Bag appears as a character much more glamorous than Naomi Watts and Kate Hudson; and of course we all know about the Birkin), Hermes is also known for its small fashion and home accessories.
At Milan Design Week this year, Hermes launched its newest home collection, consisting of furniture, fabrics and wallpaper (the luxury brand launched its first full furniture collection in 2011, and went into wall units last year).
There’s still some of that traditional equestrian touch if you look closely, but this new collection feels much younger and edgier than previous accessories, shapes and prints.
I loved the set-up in Brera last year, especially because of Shigeru Ban’s Module H, and from the pictures this year, could only wish to have seen the presentation in person. Home collection launches and the occasional Hermes-sponsored art exhibit openings are the only time I can ever touch and absorb the Hermes goodness…oh, and when I receive the magazine/catalogue in the mail.
Images courtesy Hermes