Hermèsistible Bangles

Hong Kong, May 2017 – I chanced upon Hermès’ “Hermèsistible” exhibition and pop-up store at Pacific Place in Hong Kong. Definition of Hermèsistible: lexicon of wordelicious fashion jewellery. Colorful gigantic Hermès’ enamel bangles formed an arch for the exhibition space.  Another stack of bangles created a display case for the vibrant scarves.  The instant photo booth was…

Hermès Kellydoscope

Singapore, October 2016 – The invitation from Hermès read, “Discover the secrets of the interactive ‘Kellydoscope’ a super-sized fantasy Kelly.” There is always a certain sense of mystery to the maison’s exhibitions and even their invitations that makes one very curious. Upon arrival at the Ngee Ann City Atrium (Takashimaya), I came face to face…

Dawn Ng at Hermès

Singapore, May 2016 – Dawn Ng’s installation, How to Disappear into a Rainbow is the inaugural exhibition sponsored by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès at the recently renovated Hermès flagship at Liat Towers. I was smitten by the artwork – a sea of soothing pastel blue, pink and beige blocks. Immediately, I found myself in an internal…

Ran Hwang’s Button Blossoms

Singapore, May 2016 – The recent re-launching of Hermès flagship at Liat Towers made me recall the last art exhibitions held on the store’s 3rd floor prior to the renovations. Singapore, January 2015 – During the Singapore Art Week, I caught a number of exhibitions, but perhaps this one featuring Korean artist, Ran Hwang’s Becoming…

Metamorphosis of the Hermès Store

Singapore, May 2016 – I was excited to see that after months of renovations, the Hermès flagship in the Lion City has revealed its new face. It is modern, sophisticated and fresh! The flagship at Liat Towers is located on the famous shopping belt, Orchard Road, and is the largest of the four boutiques in…

Rendezvous with petit h

Singapore, August 2013 – The petit h exhibition in Hong Kong last year left me with a lasting impression – the amount of creativity was astounding! Petit h is the laboratory and workshop of re-inventions using various discarded Hermès materials from silk to leather to crystals to porcelain to stirrups and turns them into playful,…

Hong Kong Spirit: Red-White-Blue

Singapore, October 2013 – As soon as I stepped inside Stanley Wong’s exhibition, Show Flat 04 sponsored by Fondation D’Entreprise Hermès in Singapore, I immediately felt I made a connection with the artist. Being a Hong Kong-native myself, the red-white-blue (“rwb”) canvas material, which enveloped the art space, was broadly used in Hong Kong from…

Shang Xia – Chinese Art de Vivre

Paris, October 2014 – After I visited Hermès on Rue de Sèvres, I stopped by Shang Xia (meaning “Up and Down”). Shang Xia is all about art de vivre, creating a lifestyle based on Chinese design and craftsmanship. The Paris shop is Shang Xia’s first boutique outside China. Each boutique is a unique space, with individual…

A Plunge into Hermès

Paris, October 2014 – One of the places to visit on my agenda was Hermès boutique in the Saint-Germain- des-Prés quarter. I usually like to just wander around the Left Bank area, but that morning, I made it my first destination. One of the most intriguing facts is that the shop was constructed inside the famed…

Hermès Leather Forever, Singapore

November 2015 – By now, every handbag collector and enthusiast in Singapore must have visited the Leather Forever Hermès Exhibition at least once. In our modern day and industrial age, one sometimes overlooks the complexity of creating such a basic everyday item, like a handbag. It is time we are reminded of the craftsmanship and…

Hermès Little Room of Wanders

Singapore, November 2015 – Little Room of Wanders exhibits the collection of Émile Hermès (the grandson of Hermès’ founder), who started collecting curiosities and antiques in 1893.   Today, his collection of objects and books occupy an entire floor of 24, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré – the flagship and headquarters of Hermès. For the first time,…