Hennessy x Kim Jones: When Cognac Meets Couture

This marks a special collection that includes a collectable sneaker, a Masterpiece decanter, and a Limited Edition bottle.
Hennessy x Kim Jones

Kim Jones and the Hennessy X.O Masterpiece designed by Kim Jones. Brett Lloyd/Hennessy

Continuing the footsteps of a formidable lineage of great masters who have helped cement Hennessy X.O’s cultural resonance over the years, Hennessy tapped on the world-renowned British Artistic Director Kim Jones for the first time.

In an audacious meeting of two icons, the Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones collection bridges street and luxury in a unique celebration of the legendary blend’s impact on culture.

“We are thrilled to embark on a new odyssey blending cognac-making and couture with Kim Jones, a creative master of our time. Inspired by the emblematic personality of Hennessy X.O, Kim has developed a resolutely contemporary collection that is destined to make an impact on culture today and in the future.” – Laurent Boillot, Hennessy CEO.

While interweaving the richness of Hennessy X.O’s 150-year heritage with Kim Jones’ creative vision, the collaboration features a series of show-stopping creations.

A Glass Of Cognac In Sneaker Form: HNY Low

“I wanted it to be elevated and chic, to reflect both the long heritage of cognac and my own design values,” says the designer. Therefore, the limited edition HNY Low by Kim Jones is inspired by early low-top sneakers, in a light cognac-coloured made of nubuck leather.

True to the sneakerhead aesthetic, the initials KJ and the Hennessy bras armé emblem discreetly adorn the heel, while the duo’s logo is on its underside. The sneakers are presented in an oak box that revisits the barrels used to age the eaux-de-vie. Its wavy top equally echoing the plateau for the Hennessy X.O Masterpiece designed by Kim Jones.

Where Cognac Meets Couture: Hennessy X.O Masterpiece

In addition, Kim Jones designed a special decanter exclusively for Hennessy, using 3D printing technology and finished by hand. While only 200 of these special Hennessy X.O Masterpieces were made. The designer describes the decanter as a perfect combination of technology and humanity, like a custom-made piece of clothing for a bottle.

The decanter was produced in Northern France and draws inspiration from the eighth generation of Master Blenders. The iconic Hennessy X.O bottle is covered by a specially developed titanium casing that acts as a second skin and has twisting folds that look like a draping technique used in fashion. Indeed, this special decanter is a true masterpiece that celebrates the art of blending technology and creativity.

An Architectural Second Skin: Hennessy X.O Limited Edition

This limited edition bottle is the final piece of the Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones partnership. Encasing the bottle in an aluminium second skin is to represent a ‘ready-to-wear’ version of the carafe. Its structure showcasing the signature shape of the bottle while evoking a couture silhouette.

Weaving His Creation Into “The Fabric of Time”

In time for the collection launch, Hennessy X.O unveils The Fabric of Time, a campaign video featuring a cameo of Kim Jones as he steps into the Hennessy X.O universe. Created by French creative trio Bleu Désert, the video further places the collection at the convergence of human and mechanical movement.

The Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones limited collection, featuring the Hennessy X.O Masterpiece, Hennessy X.O Limited Edition bottle and the HNY LOW sneakers, can be viewed at the ongoing Hennessy X.O & Kim Jones Gallery. The showcase, which ends on 7 May, is taking place at Level 3, Orange Zone, Pavilion Bukit Jalil. To take part in this exclusive experience, sign up at http://hennessy.vip/hxokimjones/media/

Images courtesy of Hennessy.


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