Whether it be scarves, handbags, watches, saddles, porcelain or clothing the world of Hermès is made up of style, art, history and luxury at its finest.
The quest for excellence best describes any Hermès objet désirable…and they come in many fabrications or manières, as the French call it. The incomparable workmanship requires skillful hands with intelligent minds. It takes time, material, tools, talent and attention to the tiniest detail to produce anything from this famous French house.
It comes with a price of course, but anything worthwhile does.
I’ve always been curious about the unrivaled craftmanship behind the name, so it was totally amazing to rendez-vous with some of the experts who help produce the famous scarves, handbags, watches, saddles, gloves and porcelain.
The pop-up traveling exhibition was in Vancouver at the Jack Poole Plaza by the Olympic Cauldron with the beautiful mountain backdrop for only five days, September 21-25th. Whoever was lucky enough to step inside got a little glimpse into a unique world with live on site demonstrations by authentic craftspeople all of whom are of French descent with cute French accents.
I have a new found appreciation for my Hermès silk scarves since I know the steps towards completion are time consuming and numerous. I have yet to come across a silk scarf so lovely. Or a handbag, or a multitude of other things come to think of it.
The finished product in all its perfection
Photos: d. king
**And, if that wasn’t enough I got a smile from both Will & Kate and a wave from Kate (a royal bonus) from the car they were in (their window was completely rolled down) when their motorcade passed by on the way to visit Vancouver Coastguard. I was out walking my dog in the direction of the Coastguard at the exact time they passed by. I was not with the tons of people waiting by the sign that said “viewing area”. My dog was sitting down where the cars were passing by wearing his bright red bandana. I was all in leather. I think we attracted their attention (I like to think of it that way). A couple was standing beside us and they couldn’t believe it. A little bit of magic for our Sunday. So I bought a lottery ticket right after. If you don’t see any more posts I’ll be in the Bahamas! I heard it’s better there.