High fashion and lighthearted fun—c’est impossible, non? Not on the glossy pages of Le Monde d’Hermès, a biannual magazine published by the Parisian fashion house. Take the most recent cover, which gathers together a cacophony of objects—cloth-cutting scissors, silk scarves, a solitary bicycle wheel—on a dream catcher–like structure that hangs suspended. This gentle sense of playfulness filters through the inner pages of the magazine too, from the fashion photography to the abrupt discovery, halfway through, that the page orientation flips upside down. With a current circulation of 600, 000 copies per issue and translations into 13 languages, the magazine has become a collector’s item. It offers another portal into Hermès’ cultured sphere, a space in which readers can dis-appear into the wild landscapes and outlandish illustrations that crawl across the This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 32 Le Chat Chic Hey, kitty girl! Join us in the studio with Socrate—the Parisian glamour puss who always lands on his feet. Arts & Culture Issue 29 Excerpt: Franck Durand Creative director Franck Durand on building a once-defunct Holiday magazine into a mini empire. Arts & Culture Issue 24 The Bin Shabibs In a preview from our forthcoming book, The Kinfolk Entrepreneur, Pip Usher meets Rashid and Ahmed Bin Shabib. Arts & Culture Issue 24 Minotaure Lavish covers and literati contributors: the lasting mystique of a 1930s Parisian periodical. Arts & Culture Issue 20 The Navigators: Takahiro Kinoshita As world-wandering editor, Takahiro Kinoshita relishes the days spent at home by exploring Japan's lush nature and logging in quality family-time. Arts & Culture Issue 20 The Navigators: Seb Emina The editor in chief of The Happy Reader and former Londoner revels in the adventure, romance and enduring mystique that comes with living in Paris.