London Exhibit to Celebrate Hermès Fashion

Heads up, fashionistas! Luxury Daily is reporting that French fashion empire Hermès will be the focus of a new exhibit to open in London.

The "Hermès Leather Forever" exhibit will open May 8 at the galleries at 6 Burlington Gardens in London. The brand has reportedly been putting "major effort" into emphasizing its high-quality craftsmanship, looking to convince affluent consumers that the price points are fair for the products.

The Leather Forever exhibit aims to explain the story of Hermès founder Thierry Hermès (pictured right), who started the company in 1837 as a harness-maker and saddlery. To honor this, many of the brand's products still feature saddle buckles and prints that contain references to the equestrian world.

According to the site, Leather Forever will feature items from Hermès history such as products commissioned by the Duke of Windsor for his wife as well as some of the brand’s latest creations. Additionally, current Hermès artisans will be present at the exhibit to demonstrate their skills, and will reportedly create items on site to give visitors the chance to see exactly how much detail is put into each product.

The Leather Forever exhibit will run from May 8 until May 27 at 6 Burlington Gardens, a sister space to the Royal Academy of Art.

 

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