Hermes, exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London


Hermès Wanderland

by Magdalena Linke
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A dream world of joy and fantasy, with a Paris-inspired landscape as its backdrop

This eleven room installation at the Saatchi gallery shines a light on Hermès, the iconic Parisian accessories house. With a set designed by Hubert le Gall, each room presents installations in various media, alongside objects that have been gathered from the brand’s extensive archive, the museum collection of Emile Hermès at 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris, and Hermès’ contemporary collections. It’s all inspired by flânerie, the art of urban wandering.

“Flânerie, that wonderfully liberating art of urban wandering, is second nature to Hermès, one could even say our most profound nature,” says Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the house’s Artistic Director and sixth generation member, evoking the 2015 Hermès theme.

The exhibition is doing the rounds of Europe’s fashion capitals, so you can catch it in London before it wanders along to Paris and Milan.

Until 1st May in Saatchi Gallery, London

Photo: Courtesy of Saatchi Gallery