T+L Reports: High-Flying Design
Published: April 2009
Fashion takes off this fall as luxury lines find inspiration in classic pilot gear—again. Hermès's fall collection includes a deerskin aviator cap ($1,500; 800/441-4488; www.hermes.com). Hogan's boots were modeled after the footwear of legends like Amelia Earhart ($670; 888/604-6426). And Cartier has retooled its Santos watch (from $4,200; 800/227-8437; www.cartier.com), to honor the centennial of Louis Cartier's response to a request by aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont for a convenient timepiece, which resulted in the world's first wristwatch.