Thursday, September 15, 2011

Craftiness at its Finest

[from Pursuitist]
Happy NYC Fashion Week!  
On Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending a gallery reception at the 
Hermès boutique on Madison Avenue showcasing photographs by 
[from Wallpaper*]
A fashion photographer originally from South Africa, he is the first to gain access to the famous and historically secretive Hermès workshops where the beautiful leather, silk and other objects are hand-crafted.  Over seven years he documented and compiled his work into La Maison, a collection of 11 volumes: Horses, Saddles, Kelly Bag, Clothes, Perfume, Bugatti Veyron, Gardens, Special Orders, Silk, John Lobb and Collection Émile Hermès.



[from Wallpaper*]
Thirty-three images will be on display at The Gallery at Hermès this month and I found some others online.  I was struck by this image of waxed thread:
A rolling tool is used for imprinting the leather: 
So many dyes:
The Gallery at Hermès 
691 Madison Avenue, NYC, Fourth Floor
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Now through Friday, September 30th 2011

3 comments:

Hearthandmade said...

oo i love all of these pictures!

Sandy a la Mode said...

that's soo cool you got to attend! jealous over here!!

Craftiness NOW said...

thank you, ladies, i love the focus the artist has on even the smallest, little details and all the steps involved in creating such gorgeous truly handmade products :-)

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