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What to See and Do at the Hermès Interactive Exhibition in Mexico City

Mar 12, 2024 | Mexico, News & Articles | 0 comments

By Omar Moreno

Get to know the artisans of this brand and how they craft their luxury products

Hermès is a renowned luxury fashion house, founded in France in 1837 by Thierry Hermès. It is globally known for its logo depicting a carriage with a horse, as well as for manufacturing high-quality leather goods and watches. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most recognized haute couture brands in the fashion universe.

For those curious to embark on a journey through high luxury craftsmanship, the Hermès In The Making interactive exhibition arrives in Mexico City. It is a kind of workshop with various activities where you can observe how the brand’s artisans create their most iconic items.

What is Hermès In The Making?
Hermès In The Making is a traveling exhibition created by the fashion house Hermès in 2021.

It essentially consists of entering a modern recreation of their workshops in France to observe the work of up to 6 generations of artisans who meticulously craft each object.

According to its website: “Hermès In The Making brings together artisans from nearly 10 métiers (crafts) of the house to offer a preview of their expert techniques and exclusive knowledge.”

Since 2021, it has been presented in cities such as Copenhagen, Singapore, Kyoto, Lille, Chicago, Bangkok, and now, the latest one: Mexico City.

What is in the Hermès interactive exhibition?
Hermès has several workshops around France to enhance the savoir-faire (know-how), often linked to traditions or historical regions. Therefore, you will find several stations with live demonstrations of the artisanal production process of some of their items.

For example, you can learn about the process of making a leather saddle, the first item that Hermès marketed.

They will also show you how they paint Limoges porcelain tableware, how leather is used to make a pair of gloves in Haute Vienne, silk printing in Lyon, and the step-by-step process to create the iconic Kelly bag, used by celebrities such as actress and Monegasque princess Grace Kelly and singer Madonna.

Don’t miss the meticulous work of the watchmakers, who with such caution, patience, and the help of a monocular loupe, are responsible for ensuring that the watch movements function perfectly.

In addition, interactive screens with information about materials, items, and the history of Hermès have been installed. There is music and film projections.

The expo is also about getting hands-on with various workshops, such as screen printing, a coloring area, and more.

Where is the Hermès interactive exhibition?
Hermès In The Making is located at Frontón México, next to the Monument to the Revolution, in Plaza de la República, Tabacalera neighborhood.

It opened its doors on March 7th and will be available until the 17th of the same month. You can visit it Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

How much does it cost to go to the Hermès interactive exhibition?
Admission and activities are completely free. All you need to do is register on the website: hermes.com/us/en/content/327658-hermes-in-the-making-mexico/

Source: El Universal
https://www.eluniversal.com.mx/destinos/que-ver-y-hacer-en-la-exhibicion-interactiva-de-hermes-en-cdmx/

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