Hermes : Leather Forever Exhibition


This was actually my second visit to this exhibition.

First came here on a Friday evening, as Fri is the only day they have extended hours till 9pm.

We reached at 8.10pm and was told that last entry was at 8pm.?

What a boo boo. Their publications/posters should have highlighted the last entry timing.

 

The exhibition will be held till this coming Sunday 13 Dec.

It’s open from 10am to 7pm, last entry at 6pm.

We were first greeted by this big one at the entrance.

Followed by these orange boxes. Don’t you just love this.

 

Moving on the the respective rooms…

 

 

Room 1 & 2 – Savoir-Faire

It’s all about the relationship between leather and Hermes.
It’s really fascinating looking through all these exhibits, the history behind it, the beauty of it.

 

Gorgeous Croc..

 

The backdrop is probably a pic taken at the Hermes HQ..

 

A haute couture croc piece..

 

Such a rare opportunity which we get to feel the different textures…

 

Each masterpiece is sewn with a single, waxed linen thread and saddle stitch.

 

Really wish these are mine!  ??

 

The L26 is such a cutie. ??

 

The Cool – Blue / Green

 

The warm – Red / Orange

 

And lastly…for the Gents

 

Room 4 – The Horse, The First Client

The Hermes affair – it all started with the horse and for the horse, some 178 years ago.

 

 

These bags are the oldest, and the closest to Hermes’ saddler origins.

It allowed the rider, jockey or polo player to transport their saddle, boots, bridle, whips, silks and riding hat.

 

 

Room 5 – The Spirit of the Nomad

Trunks and bags are an invitation to travel.

 

Spot the trunk who could serve as a desk, bathroom and dressing room.

 

Two GM rodeos.. Can’t remember which room these were at..

 

 

Room 6 – Discretion And Simplicity

Lindy 2006, the year when the first Lindy was born.


Room 9 – Variations On Kelly And Birkin

Two bags. Two legends.

Kelly bag, created in the 1930s. It first rose to fame in 1956 when Grace Kelly held the bag up like a shield to protect her daughter (future Princess Caroline of Monaco) from the paparazzi.

The photo was shown on the cover of LIFE. The bag has since found itself a name!! How interesting!

 

Another exhibit which were just next to the Bs and Ks…

 

Room 10 – When Dreams Become Reality

Rocking Kelly Horse 2000

 

The miniature collection.. Aren’t these cute!!??

 

Room 11 – The Patina of Time

This Kelly Retourné is such a beauty. ??

 

Room 12 – Star Bags

Kellydolls on a swing..

Hermes has created five unique Kellydoll in honour of Singapore, one per decade to celebrate the Country’s half century of independence.


Leather Forever

An Exhibition of Hermes Leather

25 October – 13 December 2015

10am to 7pm (Daily, last entry 6pm)

10am to 9pm (Fridays, last entry 8pm)

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