Last night saw the star-studded launch of the hotly anticipated collaboration between heritage cognac Maison Hennessy X.O and lauded artistic director Kim Jones OBE. More than 300 guests, including a-listers such as Jourdan Dunn, Daniel Kaluuya, Will Sharpe, Christopher Kane and Olivia Palermo, descended on the Battersea Arts Centre in London to view the limited-edition bottles and sneakers designed by Jones, and enjoy exclusive cocktails and performances by rapper Little Simz and DJs Romy and Jordass.
A fusion of cognac and couture, the collaboration includes the Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones Masterpiece: a bottle encased in a sculptural, 3-D printed and hand-finished, ombre-effect titanium decanter. It is available upon request, while the ‘ready-to-wear’ version, Hennessy X.O x Kim Jones Limited Edition, will be stocked at major retailers. Finally, the HNO low sneaker combines technology and craftmanship and takes its inspiration from the generations of artisans who have perfected Hennessy X.O. The colour and patina effect of the nubuck leather of course takes its cue from the cognac and the sneakers are packaged in an oak box and available to order from hbx.com.
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words. Huma Humayun