Tuesday, March 8, 2011

LVMH: First Stop; Bvlgari. Next Stop; Hermès?

The LVMH group is on a news headline winning streak this week! The French holding company now has the prestigious name of Bvlgari to add to its list of top tier fashion houses in which it has shares. However, trying to win over Hermès has not gone as smoothly. The over 150 year old company which has been family ran for 7 generation is not very impressed with LVMH's CEO, Bernard Arnault. The recent troubles with Galliano at Dior have not tickled their fancy either. Hermès feels Arnault has a reputation of gaining control over fashion houses, replacing their key people with youngsters and "modernizing" them. Which, in essence is not entirely false.

Here's a look at the Hermès leather-fest fall/winter 2011 collection from Paris fashion week. Inspired by travel destinations from around the world, virtually every look is breathtakingly beautiful. The color blocking techniques used in some of the pieces were also stunning and very Balenciaga. 

This is just my opinion but I think Hermès is doing just fine on their own.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Leave your comments here...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...