The MCA is currently hosting the Festival des Métier (Festival of Crafts) for Hermès Australia from the 2nd to the 6th of October, 2014. Previous host cities include London, Shanghai, Beijing, New York and Paris. The exhibit recreates the artisan workshops in France. At the entrance of the exhibit you will be given a set of postcards which can be sent off to anywhere in the world if you slip it in the post box at the exhibit.
Festival des Métiers - greetings from Hermès Australia
Highlights include silk printing demonstrations and intricate details on the engraving process. Seasonal collections of scarves often take up to 1.5 years to develop from the design to creation. The printing process originates from the workshops in Lyon. The silk is laid on the work bench and multiple screens with stencil layers of the design are loaded with the specific colours from darkest to lightest to create the final product in multiple stages.