COMME des GARÇONS and Hermès are set to release the first installment of their “Comme des Carrés” project this week. This ‘Black and White’ scarf collection includes five printed scarves which feature representations of both brands with Hermès’ equine graphics and COMME des GARÇONS’ patterned artwork. The scarves will be available this week at COMME des GARÇONS retail locations in Paris, New York and Tokyo, as well as Dover Street Market Ginza and London.
News on the collaborative collection between Hermes and Commes des Garcons. The subject says it all in the title of their special fashion week invite: “Comme des Carrés,” Hermes Meets Comme des Garçons.” February 7 looks to be the first look day at work bringing together the French and Japanese fashion houses.
An extension of the Vintage Frames crew from Montreal, they have started a new inhouse brand called Shred & Sew. Shred & Sew sources some of the rarest deadstock high end vintage materials, from the likes of Fendi, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Gucci and many more. They then take these rare high end materials and chop them down into limited run pocket tee shirts. Premium tee bodies and amazing stitching on each shirt. Grab some in the shop here.
Part of its global celebration of menswear and the burgeoning men’s product sector, Hermès recently hosted one of its Men’s Universe Project events at its San Francisco boutique. Spurred on in part by booming sales in men’s RTW and accessory products, Veronique Nichanian and Hermès Paris President and CEO Bob Chavez identified an opportunity to create a special event at its West Coast location, transforming the boutique for a short time into a men’s-only store from October 19-24. The centerpiece of the event was a special presentation of the new Fall/Winter 2012 Men’s Ready to Wear Collection, along with conceptual decor and product displays that highlighted Nichanian’s holistic view of the label’s men’s range. Inspired by the fumé/smoke motif from the RTW collection, the boutique’s decor was redone in a similar color palette while elsewhere, displays of the label’s wares aimed to connect with San Francisco’s casual vibe and atmosphere. An invitation-only cocktail party, finger skateboarding competition and Miguel Chevalier-created digital book showcasing Hermès’ new heavy twill ties rounded out the festivities.
Leica presented their new limited edition sets created in collaboration with Hermès. The exclusive M9-P “Edition Hermès” and the M9-P “Edition Hermès – Série Limitée Jean-Louis Dumas incorporate “Veau Swift” calfskin leather in “ocre,” supplied by Hermès for the leathering of the silver-chromed version of the Leica M9-P camera as well as the shoulder strap included in the set. A beautiful collaboration in a celebration of the friendship and collaboration between Jean-Louis Dumas, the former president of Hermès, who died in May 2010, and Leica Camera AG. The set comes with three lenses, an exclusive hand-finished Hermès camera bag, the first Leica camera bag ever to have been created by Hermès, as well as a portfolio of 200 black-and-white images all captured by Jean-Louis Dumas with his Leica M camera.