Hermès Creative Director Critiques Grad Work
As one of the oldest and most prestigious brands in French fashion, Hermès continually looks to the traditions of craftsmanship on which it was built, even as it eyes the future.
During a recent visit to his alma mater, Brown University graduatePierre-Alexis Dumas, now chief creative officer at Hermès, participated in RISD graduate program crits in Glass andFurniture Design. The French design connoisseur was clearly pleased to spot the same combination of talent that he looks for as he tries to ease Hermès into the future without losing sight of its past.
In this video, he talks to students D.H. McNabb MFA 12 GL, Ian Stell MFA 12 FD and Mara Streberger MFA 12 GL about their experimentation, craftsmanship and the love they so clearly pour into their work.
Alumni Katherine Gray MFA 91 GL and Alexander Rosenberg 06 GL are both central to the cast of the glassblowing competition show Blown Away on Netflix.
Textiles students design custom jacquards for the RISD library’s collection of classic Knoll chairs.
Designer Karla López Rivera 04 FD returned to San Juan to launch Isleñas, a socially responsible footwear company.