Creating convergence between style and heritage liquor, the refined cognac model has joined forces with the distinguished designer for the very first time, to current a particular assortment. That includes a collectable sneaker, a Masterpiece decanter and a ‘able to put on’ Restricted Version bottle of Hennessy X.O, it’s a singular celebration of the legendary mix’s affect on tradition.
One in a line of Hennessy X.O’s formidable collaborators (together with Frank Gehry, Cai Guo-Qiang and Ridley Scott) Kim Jones says of the partnership: “After I noticed how the classic Hennessy bottles have been wrapped, it spoke volumes to me about how treasured each is, and the way they have been dealt with. I used to be notably touched by their historical past, and the sense of how generations have devoted their time to creating every step of the method higher and higher. That very same course of additionally holds true with style.”
Made in an LVMH-owned shoe manufacturing facility in Italy, the restricted version HNY Low is comprised of a lightweight cognac-coloured nubuck leather-based (materials that takes on the patina of time, a reference to the valuable eaux-de-vie) and impressed by early basketball sneakers. A technical sole in tonal grooved rubber options an imprint of cognac vines and the Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones brand on its underside, whereas the initials KJ and the Hennessy bras armé emblem may be seen on the heel.
“I wished it to be elevated and stylish, to mirror each the lengthy heritage of cognac and my very own design values,” says Jones, who introduced the curves of the Hennessy X.O bottle into the silhouette. “I wished it to really feel such as you’re nearly wanting into the bottle. It’s a glass of cognac in sneaker type.”
The sneakers are available in a cotton mud bag sure by a high-end drawstring, itself a reference to the bottles that was wrapped in a thick paper throughout journey. Lastly, the sneakers are offered in an oak field harking back to maturation bottles, with a wavy prime echoing the plateau utilized in Jones’ tackle the Hennessy X.O Masterpiece design.
Hennessy X.O Masterpiece
A mixture of 3D printing expertise and hand ending has produced the Masterpiece in a restricted version of 200; a decanter described by Jones as being “like a bit of bespoke couture for a bottle”. A specifically developed titanium casing surrounds the bottle. Twisting folds observe the style strategy of draping and the way in which wherein, on the flip of the twentieth century, Hennessy bottles have been hand-enveloped in tissue paper to guard their fragile parchment paper labels. It sits on an undulating oak plateau, very similar to the barrels used to age the eaux-de-vie that will finally be blended to create Hennessy X.O. Lastly, the decanter is dipped in gradient colors — impressed by the hues of the totally different liquids chosen by the Grasp Blender to compose Hennessy X.O.
Able to put on
The Hennessy X.O Restricted Version additionally gives a ‘ready-to-wear’ model of the decanter, additionally designed by Kim Jones. Right here the bottle is encased in an aluminium second pores and skin, its form following that of the bottle, yurt recalling a couture-style silhouette.
“We’re thrilled to embark on a brand new odyssey mixing cognac-making and couture with Kim Jones, a artistic grasp of our time,” stated Laurent Boillot, Hennessy CEO. “Impressed by the emblematic persona of Hennessy X.O, Kim has developed a resolutely modern assortment that’s destined to make an affect on tradition at present and sooner or later.”
“I’m fascinated by the wealthy heritage of Hennessy, a family title behind which artisans have spent a whole bunch of years creating this particular cognac,” says Kim Jones. “Storytelling is essential for me no matter what I’m designing or who I’m collaborating with – I need my designs to teach and encourage individuals by means of the tales they inform.”
The complete assortment is accessible to buy in-store at Flannels, Oxford Avenue in London alongside different choose retailers.