Holding Textile Hermès
photography Aryanà Francesca Urbani
coordination Mariaelena Morelli
13 March 2014
During Paris Haute Couture Hermès opened the doors of its laboratories for the production of the maison's signature silk scarves.
Holding Textile Hermès uses traditional handcraft techniques practiced in Lyon. A team of designers, illustrators, color experts, and printers work together in a process that includes freehand drawing on paper, serigraphy, selection of Brazilian cocoons, scoring, and the final vapor drying cycle.
Following the event, on January 23rd, Galerie Joseph hosted a presentation on the process of the realization of Hermès's silk knots.
A school has opened in Bourgoin to ensure the continuity of the tradition of the Hermès silk knots. Hermes also opened a school in Paris dedicated to the production of leather.