In the time just before Zoom and social distancing, Side-Step unwinds Hermès Skills Academy’s research-focused deep-dive closing workshop. The finale takes place after a months-long series of shared experiences between the individual artisans and their textile specialities. The Hermes Academy group forged connections weaving computer knowledge, artisanship, and design, valuable to the future of textiles for the upcoming decades.
Side-Step (Le Pas de Côté) by Hermès
Hermès’ documentary film on their adventurous experiment in textiles — a future-facing and experimental program with 22 artisans, engineers and designers — took place under the study director Matali Crasset.