'Hermès Heritage — In Motion' reveals the storied archives of the legendary French house — including its very first scarf
History in the making
The third chapter in an ongoing exhibition cycle, 'Hermès Heritage — In Motion' evokes the glamour and grace of travel, movement and transportation. Featuring rarified objects from the Émile Hermès collection, the Hermès Conservatoire of Creations, its archives and contemporary collections, the exhibition dates all the way back to the French house's early roots in saddlery and harness-making in the 19th century.
The exhibition opens with the first silk twill scarf to be designed by the house in 1937. An AR feature brings to life the horse-drawn vehicles that encircle the central medallion.
The Bolide bag was one of the first travel bags that Émile Hermès fitted with a zip fastening. Combining basketwork with leather in spring 2016, the Bolide Picnic evokes countryside jaunts and execptional know-how.
'Hermès Heritage - In Motion' will be on view at Hermès Liat Towers from 11 to 19 May 2019.