Fashion and spirits intersect just in time for the holidays
Both Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and Jon Buscemi are innovators in their fields — known for pushing the boundaries of product to the edge. In collaboration for Art Basel, two iconic creators will come together for the first time, reinterpreting the art of luxury.
Equal parts installation and celebration, DECANTED brings to life the rich heritage of craftsmanship shared by Hennessy and Jon Buscemi through a set of ultra limited-edition collaborative products.
These sought after items are not for sale. Instead, they are earned by those who Never stop. Never settle.
At a private location on South Beach in Miami, Hennessy and Buscemi will host an exclusive gallery, inviting influencers and celebrities to experience Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège education and tasting sessions, as well as access to an ultra-exclusive line of footwear and accessories designed by Buscemi and inspired by Hennessy.
“Jon Buscemi’s unwavering commitment to his craft, tireless pursuit of perfection and innovative approach to reshaping how we think of luxury so well echo the values that we champion at Hennessy,” said Rodney Williams, senior vice president of Hennessy USA. “To partner on this collaboration, on an important stage like Art Basel Miami, is the perfect celebration of our shared values.”
European heritage will meet American ambition in the DECANTED Gallery. A collection inspired by craftsmanship — of both liquid and leather — the collection is comprised of a tote bag, leather cinch bag, hat, bottle porter, coasters and a signature high top shoe.
Made by artisans in Civitanova, Italy, the Buscemi 125mm footwear has been reinterpreted in full grain calf leather, hand-painted edges, 24 karat gold locks and a rich cognac hue, exclusive only to this collection. Distilled by experts in Cognac, France, Hennessy is raised with firmness and attention from the grapevine to the copper still. Only select eau-de-vie from the greatest, most historically significant regions make it into the final liquid, selected on the supremacy of taste.
At the core of both products is handmade intention. Creating with one’s hands may be a lost art, but it will be rediscovered at Art Basel — from the greatest canvases to the best-appointed feet and most sophisticated libations.
“My mission has always been about pushing my craft to change the way people think about and engage with high-quality products, exposing my fans to new experiences and styles,” said Buscemi. “Through this DECANTED collaboration, we introduce trendsetters and tastemakers to a new level of luxury and craft.”
Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège retails for $50-60 (750 ml) and is available at fine retailers nationwide. For more information and link to purchase, visit: http://www.hennessy.com/us/collection/vsop-privilege/
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