Jemima Flood – Post 1.

October 11, 2017by jemimafloodFashion: Hermes - Olivia Pomp (17/18)

Week one we all met Olivia Pomp, and then she brief us on the project, when the hand in date was set for, what the areas where that we needed to cover. Olivia showed us all about her work, Hermes and different elements we could look at for our project. After the presentation we all went away and started thing about our ideas and what road we wanted to go down for the project. I then went on to looking into the history of Hermes – Thierry Hermès was the creator of Hermes. In 1837, Hermès was first started as a harness workshop in, Grands Boulevards quarter of Paris, serving European noblemen. Hermes son, Charles-Emile took over the business. Moved the business in 1880 to 24 rue de faubourg, where is still stands to this day. Charles and from the help of his sons – Adolphe and Emile-Maurice. Introduced a wider inventory to the business; such as saddlery and started to sell the products within retail environment. The company then cater to Europe, North Africa, Russia, Asia and America. 1990, Hermes started to offer Haut a courroies bags, designed for riders to carry their saddles with them. During the 1930s, Hermès introduced some of its most recognized original goods which were the leather “Sac à dépêches” in 1935 (later renamed the “Kelly bag” after Grace Kelly) and the Hermès carrés (square scarves) in 1937. After this I started my mood boards and research for my idea. I went into research mode, and wanted to make sure they idea I was coming up with hand not been done before or other students had not done this either. From this I did mind maps of area’s and elements to my research.