From the CELLAR to the STREET


Hennessy has partnered with acclaimed fashion designer and artistic director Kim Jones to create a new limited-edition release for the Maison’s Hennessy X.O.

In a first for the cognac producer, Hennessy has tapped British creative Kim Jones, who follows in the footsteps of a formidable lineage of Hennessy collaborat­ors, including Frank Gehry, Cai Guo-Qiang and Ridley Scott, to create a special collection consisting of a collectibl­e sneaker, a striking decanter, and limited-edition bottle.

Produced using 3D printing technology and finished by hand, the sculptural Hennessy X.O Masterpiec­e decanter has been released in a limited edition of just 200 examples. Drawing inspiratio­n from the making of Hennessy X.O, it features a specially developed titanium casing, the twisting folds of which evoke both the couture technique of draping and the way in which Hennessy bottles were once carefully hand-enveloped in tissue paper. Its oak base nods to the barrels used to age eaux-de-vie.

While the bottle is entirely obscured from view, the cognac can be extracted using the fusil, an elegant and playful ritual to serve a glass of the Hennessy X.O blend.

Designed by Kim Jones and crafted in an LVMH-owned shoe factory in Italy, the limited edition HNY Low by Kim Jones sneakers are inspired by early basketball shoes and made of cognaccolo­ured nubuck leather, a material that takes on the patina with time, a reference to the precious eaux-de-vie. Contrastin­g with the classic upper, a technical sole in tonal grooved rubber features an imprint of cognac vines and the Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones logo on its underside, while the initials KJ and the Hennessy bras armé emblem discreetly adorn the heel. — NICK WALTON

 ?? ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Hong Kong