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Hermès Festival des Métiers

by habituallychic

09 . 06 . 12
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

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  1. Joseph the Butler September 6, 2012 | 2:27 am

    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.

  2. Toni September 6, 2012 | 5:14 am

    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?

  3. Karena September 6, 2012 | 3:07 pm

    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!

    Art by Karena