This is a huge difference to the sari-inspired collection released by the designer brand only a few months ago, which actually opened its flagship store in India back in 2008. As you can see from the designs below, there was less of a sari style than an 'ethnic' theme which the company wanted to capture, with bold autumn colours and gold borders. Unsurprisingly (to me anyway), this was not a huge success, possible because of the confused style of clothes these designs tried to create, and the fact that they didn't seem very practical to wear. These designs seem more of a novelty rather than showing what true saris really look like.
Suffice to say, I think the newly released Hermès sari's are quite sumptious, the colours are rich, they drape on the body beautifully and they certainly give off a look of luxury. I'm sure these limited edition saris don't come cheap, and made from silk, it's certainly a luxury item (especially as they are limited editions too). Anyone seen anymore designs of these saris?