Endless Road l Hermes
This Endless Road winding through a Californian landscape is the 2018 flagship pattern of the men’s universe. Its infinite perspective is an invitation to set out on a night of adventure.
Invitation to travel
The leather collections use the Endless Road design both on small and big pieces. While the big Sac à courroies reproduces the whole landscape, every other piece shows it partly or from a different angle: the horizon on the Cityslide; a mountain on the cardholders and clutch bags; or even a motel key on the address book and keyholders. The motif also shines on the ready-to-wear collection as a rubberised lambskin patchwork embroidered on some pieces, and as intarsia jacquard knitted on cashmere pullovers.
Embroidered, knitted and stitched
The Endless Road motif has been designed in different ways on the pieces of the season. The leather goods collection uses an intricate patchwork resulting from leather marquetry, where the colours of the strips blend or match each other. On the smaller pieces, two-toned leather has been stamped to underline the relief print and recall the motel’s sign.
As for ready-to-wear, the design appears in two ways: either as subtle glued-and-stitched leather embroidered on an elegant cashmere knit, or as intarsia on double-knit cashmere. This technique, which is like jacquard, makes it possible to reproduce intricate drawings without weighing down the featherstitch of cashmere.
Variations on the same theme
In the 2018 men’s line, Endless Road comes in different materials and in several tones. Three pieces show embroidered leather patchworks: crew-neck pullovers in cobalt and charcoal cashmere; a sweatshirt in hazelnut suede goatskin with zipped collar in cashmere; and a double-threaded cashmere pullover.