Cover Inside the ‘Hermès in the Making’ exhibition in Detroit (Photo: Hermès)

Discover the inner workings of the French luxury brand at the Hermès in the Making exhibition

Ever wondered how an Hermès Kelly bag is made?

This September, you can get your answers straight from the horse’s mouth as Hermès brings its In The Making exhibition to Singapore.

The travelling showcase shines 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.

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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.

It’s an experience not to be missed, especially since Singapore is the only stop in Southeast Asia that the exhibition plans to make this year.

Following a successful opening in Copenhagen last year, Hermès brought its showcase to Turin, Italy and, most recently, the US state of Detroit. After showing in Singapore this September, the exhibition will continue its world tour in Austin, Texas, before arriving in Kyoto in November.

Stay tuned for more details.

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