Festival des métiers

Hermés’ Festival des Metiers made it’s way to San Francisco earlier this week, bringing together generations of skilled artisans to demonstrate how some of their most iconic goods are made. The celebration of luxury craftsmanship walked us through the diligent and meticulous fabrication of the Collier de Chien cuff and Jypsiere handbag, as well as ties and shirt collars. The pièce de résistance, however, was witnessing the process of silkscreening an Hermés scarf in it’s entirety. Some scarves have upwards of 49 colors – which means 49 individual screens are manually layered over a sheet of silk twill, seamlessly depositing individual, custom created colors. Three things I came away with from this experience? Price. Tag. Justified.

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