Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wardrobe Updates – The Ultimate Hérmes Handbag

A timeless classic…

Hérmes Birkin 35 cm handbag Leather Black
“The bags are handmade in France by expert artisans. The company's signature saddle stitching, developed in the 1800s, is another distinctive feature. Each bag is hand-sewn, buffed, painted, and polished, taking several days to finish. An average bag is created in 48 hours. Leathers are obtained from different tanners in France, resulting in varying smells and textures. Because of the individual craftsmanship, other details of the bags may not all match. The company justifies the cost of the Birkin bag, compared to other bags, based on the meticulous craftsmanship and scarcity.” – quote from Wikipedia

Too expensive for me I'm afraid.  I'll just add this to the "Only In My Dreams" listing.

That said, if you’ve ever really examined their leather goods and other products you can see why Hermes consider themselves artisans.  They’re products are beautifully made with only the best materials.  They’ve developed a new style recently since bringing on Jean-Paul Gaultier whose last show was Spring 2011 ready-to-wear.  I’ve never been a huge fan of his, but I will admit that some of the new artistic looks for the ads are really amazing.   These ads pay homeage to the artisan tools it takes to create these products and have a Zorro like theme that I thought would tie in nicely with the last post.

all ads - Hérmes

There is an interesting history or profile for Hérmes on New York fashion magazine

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