Since not everyone can take a trip to Hermès' Paris factory, longtime customers and curious observers will get a sneak peek of those techniques and more as part of a traveling Festival des Métiers, which lands in Houston on Wednesday after stops in New York and San Francisco.
The festival will be set up adjacent to the Hermès boutique on Post Oak Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday, giving artisans an opportunity to demonstrate their passion and their unparalleled expertise and allowing visitors to witness that luxury craftsmanship.
A silk engraver will be on hand to demonstrate the first steps of creating Carré (those signature silk twill scarves) and a diamond setter will work on a diamond-paved Collier de Chien bracelet (which retails for $400,000).
A leather craftsman, a twin set linker, a watch maker and a porcelain painter will also have product demonstration stations for viewing pleasure at the five-day event, which will be open to the public. Visit the website for more information.