Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hermès Festival des Métiers

Those of you who follow me on Instagram already saw a sneak peek of the Hermès Festival des Métiers I attended to today but I wanted to share it with everyone.  Hermès has organized a "Festival of Crafts" through Sunday in New York to let the public, free of charge, see how some of its most famous pieces are made.  I watched a man make pieces for a Kelly bag, a woman hand sew silk ties, a saddle maker hammer a saddle together, and more.  The pièce de résistance was the 45 minutes I spent watching a craftsman silkscreen an Hermès silk scarf with 14 different screens!  I will definitely be posting my photos tomorrow but right now I have to go to bed to get my beauty sleep for the first day of fashion week. 

A tout à l'heure.

Top photo by moi via instagram


Joseph the Butler said...

Yes, they were here in Chicago last year. I too wrote about it. It was really great to see the artisans at work, a real appreciation. The silkscreening process is just fascinating.

Toni said...

Thanks for sharing the first pictures. This is definitely something I would have loved to attend. It's so great to see these old crafts. Where they real makers of the Hermes things? Where do they normally work?

Karena said...

Oh how I wish they would come to Kansas City! I encourage everyone in the NYC area to attend especially to see the intricate art of silkscreening!

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