Hennessy Very Special by Les Twins fashion capsule
For the 2021 Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition, French urban movement creators
Laurent and Larry Bourgeois created a vibrant, street-led platform featuring dance, original music, and an exciting unisex fashion capsule produced with designer Stéphane Ashpool.
Maison Hennessy is pleased to unveil an exciting new facet of the 2021 Very Special Limited Edition in collaboration with Laurent and Larry Bourgeois. For the first time in the cognac brand's history, the urban movement creators known as “Les Twins” have redefined Hennessy's artistic collaboration platform, pushing it into visionary new territory.
In addition to the innovative 2021 Hennessy Very Special by Les Twins cognac decanters — produced for the first time in two technology-led versions — this collaboration also showcases a music video starring Les Twins and their anthemic, original composition, and a collection of elevated streetwear developed with the prizewinning independent designer Stéphane Ashpool, the founder of Pigalle Paris.
“It’s a real source of pride for us to be the bridge between Hennessy and fashion; it was a perfect fit. Stéphane Ashpool expresses himself with colour and materials the way we do with dance — with lots of energy and flair. Hennessy really let us put it together as we wanted, with great cuts, discreet twists and some pieces that are more ‘Laurent’ or more ‘Larry’ but that will always fit perfectly with every wearer’s style,” said Laurent and Larry Bourgeois.
The Hennessy Very Special by Les Twins fashion capsule presents 15 unisex pieces reflecting the performers’ taste and keen eye for luxurious streetwear. Each item, from leather statement pieces to caps and jerseys, was produced using the finest materials and in cooperation with the most reputable ateliers in France, Portugal and the US.
Essentials include the must-have white t-shirt, in 100% Egyptian cotton jersey emblazoned with a modernized iteration of Hennessy’s emblematic bras armé revisited in dual especially for Les Twins, and the Hennessy Very Special three-star signature discreetly placed in back. On a complementary version, in black, the double bras armé appears encircled by the tagline “Hennessy in Motion by Les Twins” in black foil.
The indispensable hoodie, in American 100% cotton fleece, comes in two styles. A black vegetal-dye pullover features the “Les Twins” bras armé. A lightly distressed zip-up hoodie comes in two versions, in soft grey or caviar black, and is embellished with raised embroidery, the Hennessy bras armé customized for Les Twins, and the artists’ nicknames — ‘Lil Beast’, Laurent, and ‘CA Blaze’, Larry — in black or white lettering along each sleeve. A subtly distressed oversized t-shirt is printed with Les Twins' names alongside the bras armé logo.
Tailored pieces include a not-so classic button-down shirt, revisited for day and night with an oversized cut, twin patch pockets and asymmetrical “high-low” cut that is shorter in back. Like the collection’s t-shirts, the button-down shirt pairs easily with statement-making outerwear. Special pieces include a sleeveless vest in glossy, supple lambskin with a unique lining printed with the dynamic motion capture motif and colors used in the visuals for this collaboration. Two jackets likewise offer a fresh twist on perennial favorites: A distressed denim jacket in gunmetal gray features the customized Hennessy dual bras armé in contrasting stitching on the back, while a bomber jacket — in dipped lambskin lined with the same motion capture print — fuses streetwear style and a couture sensibility. A classic cargo pant, also in leather, is cut generously through the leg and incorporates savvy design details to allow for a full range of movement.
Available in an extremely limited edition, the Hennessy Very Special by Les Twins fashion capsule will launch on March 9th , 2022, exclusively on HBX.com – stay tuned!
DISCOVER THE LOOKBOOK
Hennessy V.S x Les Twins "LIL BEAST"
The art of creating Hennessy Very Special reveals surprising parallels with the world of dance. Using motion capture technology, Maison Hennessy preserved the exhilarating energy of Les Twins’ live performance and transposed those digital images into an original limited edition design. For the first time, a single limited edition is represented by two complementary graphic designs: each bottle features a likeness of either Laurent or Larry.
Hennessy V.S x Les Twins "CA BLAZE"
For the Hennessy Very Special 2021 limited edition, the French urban movement creators Laurent and Larry Bourgeois express the pulse of street culture in a dual design incorporating freestyle dance, original music and the Maison’s first-ever fashion capsule collection. Far more than a classic collaboration, this Hennessy Very Special partnership marks a brand-new horizon and a groundbreaking meeting of minds.
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