It wasn't long before I happened upon the ultimate symbol of luxury craftsmanship – Hermes. I know many PurseBlog readers are intimately familiar with the brand and many of you lucky ladies are the proud owners of a Birkin or Kelly bag. But who can claim that they've seen a Kelly made? Or...

With every new detail I discover, with every story I find out, I like Hermes even more. It's like a journey through Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory: Hermes Arts and Crafts! Remember when our dear friend, Riana, told us about it? I so wish I could watch it! Parts of it, The Craftsmen, are...

The Hermés Leather Forever exhibition is free entry and will end on May 27th. The pattern cutting process lit up via a touch screen system. Beautiful leather skins. Have you ever seen so many? The Hermés craftsmen displaying their work. A rainbow of Hermés. A Kelly from the...

The Hermes Festival of Crafts is in Seattle through February 28, 2011. Following that stop, the craftsmen will travel to Chicago and Washington, D.C. Dates for all Festival stops are found after the jump. Seattle: February 23 through February 28. Chicago: March 11 through March...

Once you've completed the course there, you have 15 months of training at Hermès, where you make watch straps, handles, and do other exercises. After that you can start on bags, but craftsmen need five years experience making bags before they can "graduate" to crocodile. There are about 2,000...

Yesterday was the beginning of the Festival des Métiers of Hermes at the Paragon Atrium along Orchard Road. This is your chance to personally meet some of the craftsmen and women from one of the world's best luxury brands. The Festival des Metiers makes its first stop in Asia here in...

The craftsmen then make the colours for the scarves, using the formulae from the colourists. This is chef's work, using pots, mixers, and scales, and they simmer the pigments and vegetable gums on a stove to achieve the right hues. Once the colours and the frames (or screens) are ready,...

Instead, Petit h is more like a cabinet of curiosities that uses the best of the Hermès' savoir faire. Only Hermès craftsmen would know how to dismantle a defected Birkin bag and give it a new lease of life (in this particular instance, the bag's scratched sides would be removed and...

For those of you who or who you want, behind a big article in Vanity Fair Hermes craftsmen. Birkin with a price tag of about $ 7,000 now, many people may ask, why the big price tag. Craftsmen meticulously work 18-25 hours per Birkin, creating IT spending. Paris studio produce only five Gucci...

Festival Des Metiers is an exhibition of craftsmenship that was held by Hermes at Dubai Mall last week.. I went to check it out and see if I could learn something new and after spending over an hour talking to the team I walked away with so much new knowledge it blew me away. All the...

 

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