For 27 years, Pierre Hardy has designed the men’s and women’s shoes for Hermès – and, since 2001, the jewellery too. It’s fair to say he knows his accessories. Bestriding both the highest level of functional design and the most exquisite materials available,his are collections rich in simplicity. Taking inspiration from geometry and everyday objects, his pieces can be fun and surprising and almost mathematical in their purity: the epitome of modern luxury. ‘When you look at any object of Hermès you have this feeling of truth,’ says Hardy. ‘There is no cheating or pretending. It is anti-gadget.’ And although he was part of the team that designed the Hermès Apple watch, we’ll let him have that.