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Hermès Put Plenty of Birkins on the Resort 2019 Runway, in Addition to Some Interesting New Designs

The Herbag also made a notable return to the runway

Unless you’re already an enormous Hermès fan, the terms “retourne” and “sellier” probably don’t register with you. In handbags, they refer to how a bag is stitched together—retourne indicates a bag whose joining seams are turned inward, while sellier bags have them turned outward, so you can see the stitches on the exterior of the bag. For Hermès, this most often comes into play with the Kelly Bag, which is made in both retourne and sellier versions, with the retourne option being less structured and therefore more casual, and the sellier versions being crisp and structured. With Birkins, all of the regular production bags are retourne, which gives the bag its signature slouch, even in more structured leathers that take years to break in.

It took me a moment to realize what was different about one of the Birkins on the Hermès Resort 2019 runway, but eventually, the side view of the bag helped things click into place—it looks more crisp and structured around the edges, and it’s because the joining seams are turned out, making for a somewhat rare sellier Birkin. Birkins with this structure have been produced in the past, but they’re uncommon, so the ones with this collection are sure to turn into collector’s items.

The runway also featured the return of another rarity—two versions of the Kelly Picnic, which features a leather flap and a wicker body, perfect for the spring vacations that resort collections were originally meant to wardrobe. And in general, this collection keeps those travels firmly in mind, with lightweight toile Birkins and Herbags, as well as backpacks and gathered sling bags that bring a casual, easy feeling to the sometimes stuffy world of Hermès. Check out all the bags from the runway below.

[Photos via Vogue Runway]

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Samantha Jae
Samantha Jae
5 years ago

Those look so classy. I love them!

pearlsnjeans
pearlsnjeans
5 years ago

These are delightful! The herbag with that satiny-type material makes it dressy <3

FashionableLena
FashionableLena
5 years ago

Not a real big fan of Hermes, but I love Bag #7. The yellow with the brown is stunning.

MamaSleepy
MamaSleepy
5 years ago

#1, 8 and 10 are my favorites.Gorgeous!

Jerri R
Jerri R
5 years ago

I like to seriously sourgrape about Hermes bags, but some of these are gorgeous

bir
bir
5 years ago

fantastic and they are pulling out archive pieces in beautiful heritage leathers plus the new more abstract pieces are amazing plus the beautiful simple basic show its amazing !!!!!!

WELCOME BACK HERMES !!!!!

Hyojin Park
Hyojin Park
5 years ago

Just love this collection. The wicker Kelly is adorable and I am totally lustig after the Sellier Birkin. Thanks for this article!

kathrin9674
kathrin9674
5 years ago

FINALLY! Welcome Back Hermès! I don’t care where you have been in the last years but you came back with a big badaboom.

Kate
Kate
5 years ago

I need a little canvas coat for my Birkin. So freakin’ cute.

Vicky
Vicky
5 years ago

I like the idea of Her bag in coated canvas.

Susan
Susan
5 years ago

Be still my beating heart…I LOVE the sellier Birkin. Now if they’d just add a strap it would be perfection.

http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

Daria
Daria
5 years ago

most hideous, some ok