As some of you may know, I'm a self confessed bagaholic! To me the Hermes Birkin is the the queen of all bags. So what makes me give this bag royalty status? And no its got nothing to do with the fact that the bag has been adopted as a status symbol for many. It has everything to do with quality of leather, craftsmanship, attention to detail and sheer perfection. It's hence no surprise that I found myself drawn like a magnet to the Leather Forever exhibition by Hermes.
The exhibition show cases the mastery of leather, craftsmanship and heritage of the brand through a series of 12 little room of wanders. My favourite rooms were the following:
Room 1 & 2: Savoire - Faire
Get a chance to touch and feel the various types of leather and see some of the renowned pieces from the house of Hermes.
Room 4: The Horse, The First Client
A beautiful look into how Hermes started with the horse as it's first client. A display of saddles, riding equipment and the oldest bag created by Hermes the Haut a courroies bag in 1892. The bag was created specifically for riders in mind to carry their riding equipment.
Room 9: Variations on kelly and Birkin
A magnificent display of the two legendary bags in various colours and sizes. It's hard not to want a few pieces!
Room 12: Star Bags
Last but definitely not least, this is by far the most incredible room and my favourite. From the moment you step in, you feel as if you have been transported to a magical garden with five unique Kellydoll inspired bags placed on swings. Each bag has been created in honour of Singapore. One bag for each decade. Each piece a work of art.
There's just a few days left before the exhibition ends.
Here's what you need to know:
Date: 25 October 2015 - 13 December 2015
Venue: Art Science Museum, Marina Bay Sands
Book: Not required
What was your favourite room? Let me know by posting a comment below.