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.
(all images by HonestlyWTF)
Hermes scarves are just amazing!
Amazing images! Love to see the behind the scenes of the magnificent prints and details!
Amazing pictures! Love hermes!
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this is such a cool post. I love hermes!
Great pictures! I cannot imagine the amount of work for one scarf, actually. The colors always seem to be the purest. Every scarf is so vibrant. Quality and originality has its price. And as you say, justified.
So striking colourful scarves!
Great that you showed how to process the prints!
I love to traditional skills employed when making luxury items. As you were right to say, price.tag.justified. Especially a process that long. I did silk screen printing at uni and three colours were enough to test my accuracy, so 49 colours plus = well deserved round of applause!!!
Great post! x
The things I would do for one of those scarves….
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! IT MAKES MY SOUL CALM DOWN WHEN I SEE THAT LUXURY ISNT ALWAYS MADE IN CHINA AND ACTUALLY TAKES A LOT! OF EFFORT. AND YES PRICE TAG JUSTIFIED ABSOLUTELY!!
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Wow, what luck to get such a close look at an iconic brand.
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Inspiring photos! I like it all!
I looved it !!
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Incredible craftsmanship! Thank you for sharing these behind-the-scenes photos!
I wish I had a Hermes scarf 😀
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I love seeing things made! Are those truly the artisan’s hands? Are French hands just better looking even if you are making jewlery? Love, love love this post.
A delight for both eyes and skin when wearing those beauties.
I love how on each of these pictures it becomes clear with how much soul these people still put into their art. Very inspiring! 😀
so beautiful. SO beautiful <33
It’s such an experience to see things being made!
Wow, so beautiful and inspirational. I can’t imagine lining up 49 different screens, that’s just breathtakingly amazing. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful words and pictures 🙂
I love when you can see all the work behind a brand.
I cannot imagine the amount of work for one scarf, actually. The colors always seem to be the purest.
Seems like a lot of work, but those scarves really look amazing.
Sure! it’s difficult to understand some prices when you’re a customer, but when it refers to this kind of unique and delicate work, generally, the price is much less than what it should be!!
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I never knew how much work went in to making them– just gorgeous & fascinating!
WOW – love LOVE love
These pictures are just amazing, it’s really neat seeing the process of silkscreening- I’m in awe! Thanks for sharing!
wow this is beyond cool. I love getting to see behind the scenes.
wow. just gorgeous! so rare do you get to use how these are made. lovely!
Wow, amazing! I love the making process!
C’est vraiment magnifique ! ♥♥♥
This is just amazing. So great you got to see behind the scenes 🙂 This shows true craftsmanship, and the hardwork that goes into the making. Worth the price!
Oh, just let me be an apprentice for EVER…I would love to learn ALL these crafts….
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Wow how is this cool:p
This kind of unique and delicate work is amazing! Of course it worth the price!