Hermes Leather Forever exhibit comes to London this May
With Hermes much-publicized struggle to keep up with demand for its leather bags and silk scarves, you'll likely have an easier time getting into the Hermes Leather Forever exhibit than getting on the waiting list for one of their iconic bags.
Opening May 8 at Royal Academy of Art's sister space, 6 Burlington Gardens, the exhibit celebrates the brand's 175th anniversary. It covers the military equestrian heritage of the company, through pieces the Duke of Windsor commissioned as gifts for Wallis Simpson and showing four unique bags representing England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
A large neon Kelly bag created by Alexandra Plat, shown, will display other bags from the Hermès archive in the exhibit.
According to Vogue:
"The crucially-important artisans - who train for years to be able to replicate the attention to detail the brand has maintained since its 18th Century beginnings - will also be present at the exhibition, giving visitors and up-close, real-time insight into the manufacture of the brand's bags."