Sunday, April 1, 2012

HERMES......THE BERKIN BAG.

The birkin.

In 1981, Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to singer & actress, Jane Birkin on a flight from Paris to London. She had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the ground, leaving her to scramble to the floor to replace the contents. Ms Birkin explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag that she liked. So in 1984, as a surprise, Jean-Loouis created a black supple leather bag for her, and also named the bag after her.......The Birkin. 
The bag has since become an icon.






















Bag- Berkin
Watch - H-Hour on double strap
Mint green gloves - Soya
Banana yellow gloves - Nervures Droites
Powder blue gloves - Nervures Droites
Peach Scarf - Neige D'antan, designed by
 Cathy Latham in 1989/90 (1st issue)
Baby blue Scarf - Gloria Soli, designed by Joachim Metz in 1994.

All of the above are from the house of
 HERMES Paris.

Photography - OLE DESALU-VOLD.