Hermès Petit h collection
Luxury and sustainability are two words you don’t normally see in the same sentence but now thanks to Hermès that’s all about to change. The French fashion house has just launched a capsule collection called “Petit h” that salvages defective merchandise and cutting-floor waste into high-end jewellery and decorative accessories. The idea originated from Pascale Mussard, a sixth-generation member of the Hermès family who wanted to breathe new life into materials discarded from the mother company’s workshops. The sustainably centred endeavour saw the company’s crafts people come together with outside talents (designer Adrien Rovero and artist Marjolijn Mandersloot among them) for the high-end recycling project. The Petit h team came up with a unique collection of design products created from the cast-off materials that didn’t meet the strict Hermès standards first time around. The collection contains a range of luxury items including; a vintage model aeroplane covered in matte black crocodile skin doubling as a valet tray, a gold life-size fawn fashioned from buffalo skin and dumbbells covered in crystals.
The line was first presented in November at Hermès flagship store (24 Rue de Faubourg, Paris) where it stayed until the 4th of December. The collection is to travel via caravan for pop-up stints in Hermès boutiques around the world – scheduled for Tokyo and Osaka in May and then to New York and Beverly Hills in the autumn.
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Hermès – www.hermes.com