Hermès announces a new incarnation of the iconic bag – the Hermès Sellier Birkin 40
The French luxury house Hermès is causing a stir worldwide with news about the minimalist update that it gives to it’s most celebrated and iconic bags of all, the Hermès Sellier Birkin 40. With matte black leather and silver palladium hardware the pared-down no-lining Sellier Birkin 40 is also extra-wide with stitching that’s supposedly so subtle it’s barely visible.
Hermès leather design director Couli Jobert visioned Hermès Sellier Birkin’s style in laconic finishes, setting out “to create an essential design without clutter” and consequently removed the famous lock and key, concealed the stitching and smoothed out the edges of the bag. In keeping with the theme of minimalism, the 40 cm bag comes in a basic black color and will cost $14,900.
The Hermès Sellier Birkin is super lightweight, and looks very sleek and gorgeous at the same time. It’s a radically modern update of the elegant classic, which has been the subject of girl envy — and the cause of waiting lists — since it was first crafted in 1984. Unfortunately Hermès did not release more than one image of the latest addition to collection, that makes us anticipate to behold this improved perfection even more.
The Hermes Birkin bag is the most iconic handbag in the world and was created in 1984 by Jean Louis Dumas. He tweaked the original Haut à Courroies bag which was used to carry equestrian gear so it was more versatile, easier to carry and modern. As the name suggest the actress Jane Birkin was the inspiration for this.
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