This spring is going to be an exciting time for fans of Hermès, starting with the re-opening of its New Bond Street store which has been closed for refurbishment for the last 11 months. The new interior is more spacious, with the addition of an extra floor allowing all 16 of the brand’s “métiers” to be represented, including Men’s and Women’s fashion, silk accessories, a full equestrian range and homewares.
To celebrate the re-opening, 5 limited edition items will be on sale only in this store, all chosen to reflect the Hermès view of London. Three are variants on a 1930's-inspired clutch bag that was first redone for the store’s opening in 1975, which all come in London-bus red. You can also purchase a beautiful limited-edition autumnal version of the “Un Jardin Anglais” silk scarf designed by British artist Alice Shirley, or a men’s silk tie featuring a red umbrella print.
Later this spring the hotly anticipated Hermès: 'Wanderland' exhibition will be unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery in April.
The eleven room installation at the Saatchi gallery shines a light on the iconic Parisian accessories house. With a set designed by Hubert le Gall, visitors can explore fantasy, Parisian-inspired landscapes alongside objects that have been gathered from the brand’s extensive archive. The exhibition will make its way around many of Europe’s fashion capitals, so make sure you catch it here before it heads off to Paris and Milan.
Hermès: 'Wanderland' is open from 9th April 2015 - 1st May 2015 at Saatchi Gallery, London.