Friday, June 11, 2021

The Vegetable Series by Hermès

The Hermès brand is famous for its oh-so elegant bags. 

And they're very, very pricey because they're handmade. It takes high-brow craftsmanship and attention to detail to make them. In a sense, you can say that the meticulous process of manufacturing these bags is an art.

Their Birkin bags are an investment piece, and can cost around $12,000 on the low-end and $200,000 on the high-end. 

But their new series looks very different, even bizarre. That's because these bags are made of real vegetables! 

Three types of bags are currently posted on the fashion brand’s official Instagram account, reinterpreting the iconic Birkin through creative arrangements of asparagus, cucumbers and cabbages.

“Enjoy the detour as classic Hermès bags inspire art good enough to eat”, read the caption on the post by artist Ben Denzer, who is responsible for the vegetable bags. 

And if you don’t like vegetables, there are also bags made from fruits like apples and bananas – although they didn’t make the final cut actually.

Would anybody be foolish enough to want to buy them, I wonder?

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