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Hermès to launch jewellery collection

French fashion house Hermès of Birkin fame is to launch a jewellery collection, based on the company’s roots – in equestrian leathers. The collection will draw inspiration from the colours and shapes of horseriding garb, focusing on outlines and heft, …

Tue, Apr 6, 2010, 12:05

   

French fashion house Hermès of Birkin fame is to launch a jewellery collection, based on the company’s roots – in equestrian leathers. The collection will draw inspiration from the colours and shapes of horseriding garb, focusing on outlines and heft, rather than on the understated elegance we often associate with haute jewellery.

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Designed by Pierre Hardy, the collection will start (start – take note) at €17,500 – each item will be bespoke, and can be ordered from Hermès to your particular specifications.

If you’re interested in luxury fashion and the heritage behind brands like Hermès and Louis Vuitton, which trade on their leather goods above anything else and have a name as being the most coveted items, with the highest price points (those two points not being unrelated), I’d recommend having a look at Deluxe, by Dana Thomas, which is a really interesting read – and provides a lot of insight into how luxury brands function.

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