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le monde d'hermès nº43 - a/w 03 (italian)

le monde d'hermès nº43 - a/w 03 (italian)


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seasonal publication for autumn / winter 2003 during martin margiela's tenure at the maison. a well rounded overview of the house touching upon its heritage, craft, spirit, and lifestyle. outstanding seasonal women's feature with iconic margiela era garments captured by dominique issermann. véronique nichanian menswear feature. italian print, collector's item.

"in their four thousand years of civilization, the shores of the mediterranean attract the attention of men who aspire to be the best in terms of beauty, taste for life, and spiritual enjoyment. the sea at the "center of the earth" has survived everything; natural catastrophes and profound historical upheavals, thanks to its victorious rhythms that enhance the ability of being to progress. one day i had the good fortune to meet george psychoundakis, a cretan of venerable age who from an early age practiced the ancestral profession of storytelling on his island. like his father, grandfather, and all his ancestors, he knew in depth the myths and legends of greece, and went as far as the most remote villages of its mountains, reciting, episode after episode, the iliad and the odyssey. i followed the movement of his lips and, retracing back the chain of generations, i saw homer's face come alive, i heard the voice of the aedo and his persuasive accents. the verb, the word: this is man's treasure. and the mediterranean, a space for maritime trade, remains above all the elements that have most favored words in philosophical debate, political discussion, family conversation or in commercial bargaining. in truth, the chain of generations draws its indestructible vigor from a humanism made up of tolerance, respect, eclecticism, intellectual curiosity. in short: dialogue. its most solid link is <listening to the other>, a mediterranean peculiarity as precious as the olive tree." (translated from italian)


007. editorial
008. carrés autumn-winter: under the sky, silk
018. mediterranean inspirations by jean grenier
022. the émile hermès collection: botanical capriccio
032. autumn-winter accessories: diary and other leather items
040. women, autumn-winter: silence, action!
062. reportage: the shirt (detail)
068. jewels: simple sensuality
076. open page: hollywood on riviera by malika ferdjoukh
078. autumn-winter accessories: the sense of balance
088. encounters
092. men, autumn-winter: fuschia, etc.
106. invitation: days of happiness by vincent migeat
117. product details
128. hermès around the world

size (cm) pages
28 x 21

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