Innovation by Hermès

Innovation by Hermès

Innovation is the result of a constantly renewed creative gesture.
It accompanies the momentum and spontaneity of creation while remaining true to the past. At Hermès, innovation is the perpetual motion of the house’s spirit.
For designers and artisans, materials, know-how and attention to detail are merely the tools required to bring innovation to the fore.
For the genesis of an innovative gesture.

Innovation in materials

Material embodies form and feel, and evokes the strength of the senses, from the artisan’s hands to the customer’s. Materials are exacting. Together, hand and eye select the finest quality, transforming innovation into a sensory experience.

Men’s three-button shirt-jacket in a patchwork of overdyed silk scarves.
Collier de chien and Évelyne cuff bracelets in anodised and mass-coloured aluminium. In Tropical orange, sunshine yellow, Aegean blue, and rouge H, the cuff bracelets are adorned with a perforated H or with pyramid studs.


Innovation in know-how

From a process or a technique, a guiding principle becomes unique know-how and, before long, a legacy. Discovering new skills, experimenting and innovating engenders iconic objects.

Extensive research has given rise to new know-how in working with silk. A technical innovation now allows silk to be printed on both sides with the same design, but in different colours and in a different way. Double-sided 90 x 90 cm scarf, Wow design, in pink silk twill. Two scarves in one!
It takes an artisan more than 24 hours of table work to make a Chaîne d’ancre tote in Barénia leather. Each leather link is crafted from the same piece of leather.
Men’s double-sided 90 x 90 cm scarf, C’est la fête design, in silk twill. Back to front.


Innovation in details

Whether subtle or assertive, detail is the end result of careful thought; it defines the silhouette or complements a material; it innovates.
At Hermès, detail always has a purpose.

Plastron jumper, in double-face silk knit with open back, and tri-buckle details in palladium-finish metal. 
Men’s straight-cut jacket in bubblegum pink technical cotton gabardine with zig-zag top-stitching.