Axel & Pierre-Alexis Dumas
CEO AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, HERMÉS
This past winter, Hermès opened a lavish, four-story flagship store in a historic brick building in Shanghai. It was a landmark event for the brand, but ultimately it’s just one more milestone on a full-speed entrée into Asian markets. (Hermès already has more than 20 stores in China, and is planning to open several more.) Photography is another recent Hermès concern; in October, artistic director Pierre-Alexis Dumas announced a partnership between the Paris-based luxury brand and the Aperture Foundation.