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.
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.
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.
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.
An Exhibition of Hermes Leather
25 October – 13 December 2015
10am to 7pm (Daily, last entry 6pm)
10am to 9pm (Fridays, last entry 8pm)