Ever wondered how an Hermès Kelly bag is made?
This October, you can get your answers straight from the horse’s mouth as Hermès brings its In The Making exhibition to Singapore.
Opening at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza from October 1 to 9, the travelling showcase will shine a spotlight on the artisans that bring the French fashion brand’s luxury goods to life, from its artistic silk scarves to iconic leather handbags.
A handful of these talented craftspeople, who typically populate Hermès’ workshops in France, will be present at the exhibition to demonstrate their skills, be it saddle stitching—a prominent feature of the Kelly handbag—or the patient process of silk printing.
Many of these techniques have been passed down through the six generations of craftspeople that Hermès has seen since it was founded in 1837. Set amidst an installation inspired by an artisan’s workbench, the exhibition highlights how Hermès’ culture of craftsmanship has been preserved over the years.
It also shows how that theme of timelessness is woven right into the heart of each of its creations, which are made to last, evolve as they age and be repaired for a new life as the years go by.
Besides offering a fascinating look inside its ateliers, Hermès In The Making will also host workshops, interactive activities and events that revolve around craftsmanship.