Hermes is opening a new exhibition in London this month to celebrate its 175th anniversary featuring some of the historic label’s most famous designs.
For those with a passion for designer handbags, the Leather Forever Hermes exhibition is surely the only place to go, for a unique insight into the design and creation of these decadent fashion accessories that takes place during spring 2012 and explores the 175 year history and fascination with creating designer objects from leather. Held in the Royal Academy of Art’s sister space, 6 Burlington Gardens, this is a chance for fans of the Hermes brand to get up close and personal with some of the most stylish bags in the world.
Founded by Thiery Hermes in 1837, the Parisian fashion house has a long established reputation for working with leather to create harnesses and saddles, before later moving onto bags, shoes, purses, belts and other fashionable leather items, many of which will be on show in the Leather Forever Hermes exhibition. London fashion fans will be able to learn more about the history of the company, through six generations of artisan crafts, which has enabled them to keep on making the same objects with the same skill and dedication since the business began.
Not only will many iconic leather designs be on show in the exhibition, but visitors to 6 Burlington Gardens are also able to see how several of the products are actually created. With various different craftspeople from the workshops in Paris on site at the Leather Forever Hermes exhibition, you’ll be able to see precisely how skilled they are in producing these stylish creations.
Fashionistas keen to bag a little luxury for themselves could splash out on one of the four unique bags designed by Hermes to celebrate the exhibition, which take the United Kingdom as their theme, with all proceeds going towards the Royal Academy of Arts.
The exhibition will feature these four bags above, representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales which will be auctioned after the event, all proceeds will be donated to the Royal Academy of Arts.