Sunday, September 28, 2014

leather forever, hermes exhibition


I stumbled upon this exhibition; leather forever, last weekend. Indeed, I was lucky as to be honest, I had no idea there was such exhibition in Hong Kong. It would be a really shame to miss it!

The exhibition was consist of or divided into thirteen rooms;

Room 1 & 2 - Savoir-faire 


In this room, different kind of leathers where displayed. One can freely touch, feel these leather.

bags 1

Different kinds of Hermes bags were display in this section. Indeed a rare opportunity to see these lovely bags at a very close range. However, visitors are not allowed to touch them. 

bag 1

Constance III bag - 2013, Geranium smooth Niloticus crocodile

bag 2

Roulis bag - 2013, Smooth gingerbread Niloticus crocodile. Silver and palladium plated

bag 4

Faco II bag - 2013, H-red and geranium Mississippeinsis alligator, Barenia calfskin. Silver and palladium plated.

bag 3

Faco II bag - 2013, Electric blue and emerald Mississippeinsis alligator, Barenia calfskin. Silver and palladium plated.

Room 3 - Variations on Kelly and Birkin 

bags 2

This room was dedicated to showcase different kinds of Kelly and Birkin bags. So, which team are you - team Kelly or team Birkin? 

Room 4 - Fasteners or beauty spots? 

In French the fastener is known as a fermoir. The fasteners plays a part in making a bag even more distinctive. Its mechanism hidden or laid bare like a jewel, the fastener is the magic sesame of very bag.

Room 5 - The horse, the first client 

bags 3

bag and saddle

It all started with the horse and for the horse. The horse is the "first" client of Hermes. In 1837, in a modest harness workshop in Rue Basse-du-Rempart, Paris, Thierry Hermes and his artisans worked to ensure that horses were fitted out both reliable and elegantly. One hundred and seventy-seven years later, the horse still continues to inspire.

Room 6 - On the beltway

Hermes has been designing leather belts since the start of the 20th century. Over the years, the belts are in a process of constant reinvention and is an accessory.

Room 7 - Discretion and simplicity 

This room showcased and celebrated the simplicity of  more Hermes bags; which it is believed the supreme of elegance. 

Room 8 - The spirit of the nomad 

Room 9 - The patina of time

In this section, items such as bag, leather trunk, gloves, travel bag and document folder to name a few were displayed. Fine leather is a living material; it never grows old, only gaining in beauty from the touch of its user and character from the passing of time. 

Room 10 - Time savers

This section showcased many aide-memories items such as portfolios, watch and diary; which are precious companions, vital to bringing time on side. 

Room 11 - When dreams become reality


You can turn your dream Hermes bag (or any item) into reality by placing an order at Hermes Special Order workshop. How would you design your Hermes bag? 

Room 12 - Companions and friends

Nesting objects, wallets, diaries and key-holders are Hermes faithful allies, shaping themselves to fit its live and desires. A truly kaleidoscope of leathers and colours. 

Room 13 - Star bags

To pay homage to Hong Kong as its host city for the exhibition, Hermes has chosen to make two bags based on the Passe-Guide, created in 1975 by Henri d'Origny. The bags are in black smoothed crocodile with white-gold leaf on the scales and tone-on-tone jewellery. The bags were presented in a music score. 

Knowing the fact that I could not afford a Hermes bag; it was truly a great opportunity to get up close and personal with Hermes brand or bags. 

Hope you are having a great weekend and until the next post, stay chic! 


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