The Hermès story began in 1837 in Paris, the fashion capital. Thierry Hermès opened his small workshop and they produced not earrings and rings but horse harness. The clients of the master were only European nobility, as he used only high quality materials in his work, respected the technology of production and respected traditions.
In 1855, the organizers of the Expositions Universelles in Paris recognized Thierry’s talent: he won one of the prizes in his class. Twelve years later, at the same exhibition, he was awarded a medal for first place. The father was succeeded by his two sons, Emile-Maurice and Adolphe. They greatly expanded production: in the 20s of the 19th century begins the production of accessories. In 1922 the first collection of handbags under the Hermès name appeared. From 1929 to 1938 the assortment of goods was replenished with scarves, clothes, bracelets and ties. Later the line of goods of the brand included jewelry.
The art of design
The new turn of popularity of Hermès brand falls on the beginning of collaboration with the famous designer Pierre Hardy. Since the last century only the most talented designers of the brand became designers, for which they even received the King of the French Suites award. But Hardy breathed life into the brand’s products, felt the time amazingly and reflected it not only in jewelry, but also in all Hermès goods.
The famous designer set a goal to make the jewelry available for the wide consumer. At that, their quality, style and beauty must not suffer. The new collection released with Pierre’s participation became absolutely different from the previous ones: the jewelry had clear simple lines, minimum of stones. They were suitable for everyday wear, as well as “for going out”.
Non-standard for jewelry materials were used: natural leather (especially crocodile leather), textile. Hermès leather bracelets that perfectly match the belts of the same brand are in demand among young people and followers of the popular casual style.
The French brand today
Hermès jewelry made of precious metals and stones is timeless. There are no huge discounts on its products – handbags, watches, jewelry, clothes. Things and items from last year’s collections don’t lose in price at all and aren’t in less demand. The eternal classics – quality materials, high-quality workmanship, unique design. Any article by Hermès is a work of jewelry art.
Especially valuable all over the world are the jewelry and watches made by the company’s masters. The collections do not differ cardinally, but only complement each other. The company’s designers stick to the established canons of beauty and luxury, the jewelry is minimalistic and conservative. But this noble discreet elegance helps Hermès articles always find their clients.
Each collection of the fashion house confirms all mentioned above: minimum of stones, maximum of volume, clear lines and simple forms. They are not costume jewelry, but luxury items, as all articles of the French jewelry brand. Exactly such articles are inherited and not renewed every season.
The company is known and loved in Russia. The fashion house introduced men and women appreciating convenience in everything, simplicity and refinement, solidity and elegance with its splendid samples of clothes, perfume, jewelry, watches and accessories.
Official website hermes.com
Date of fundation 1837