From plastic bottles to vintage military gear, discarded objects have in recent years become a popular source of raw materials for luxury fashion brands looking to offer new products in a sustainable manner. Hermes has been doing so – with its signature playful wit, of course – since 2010 with its Petit H collection. Headed by creative director Godefroy de Virieu, the Petit H workshop transforms unwanted materials from Hermes’ other workshops into whimsical objects.
Inspired by the materials that they have on hand, artisans create delightfully random and imaginative items such as a basketball net made of colourful woven leather and a swing made of ash wood and leather. The Petit H collections travel to Hermes stores around the world two or three times a year, and now, it comes to our shores.
From Nov 22 to Dec 15, the Petit H showcase will pop up at the Hermes store at Liat Towers. Paying homage to our green city, special sets created by local industrial designer Olivia Lee will provide a backdrop for the collection, including special flora and fauna-themed objects such as fish-shaped bags and mushroom paperweights. They’re fabulous, fun and – not least of all – functional. Time for some serious Christmas shopping.
(Related: French artist Lilian Daubisse shares his inspiration for the latest Hermès window display)