As a bit of background, I am a woman who strongly believes in the long term use of many items in my own closet. I still wear the same tiny diamond earrings that I received as a gift when I completed 8th grade, the same long, black cashmere coat I picked when I was 15 (it's probably from the mid '50s), the same Louis Vuitton backback that was gifted to me nearly 12 years ago; and on, and on, and on. My visit to The Bravern was suggested by my friend Stephanie, and I have to say a big Thank You! This exhibit is so great that her own sister and young niece were back there again today.
Here's a photo montage of what I saw (at the bottom are the diamonds and more text). What I like the most is the old fashioned attention to detail that is all done by hand.
|They create their own natural dyes and farm their own silk.|
|Henri has worked for Hermes over 30 years (since he was 14).|
|The first screen is the black outlines- there are 7-10(?) more coming!|
|From here, they would dry, have "something" put on them, + a hand sewn edge.|
|Look at the carpet created for the exhibit, and the strips of unsellable scarves.|
|Gorgeous pinks and reds...|
|Greens, blues, purples...|
|She creates the multiple layers of sheets needed to create the individual silk screens.|
|The large cuff bracelet is white gold, and later, the diamond pyramids are attached.|