Scene 4, Part 2
November 8, 2013 § Leave a comment
An hour into the lesson:
Trying to decide what happens to imperfect Hermès bags.
Much discussion around industry environmental regulations. Burning is not a legal option.
Leave class with a feeling that there exists some “Mecca of Hermès”, some nirvanic evolution of Chernobyl, wherein vast buildings shiver, filled to explosion capacity with pock-marked crocodile skins and saddle weaves with slightly flawed structural tension. Nuclear waste.
One day the Chinese will discover this mecca and unleash factory second Birkins into a hungry market, destabilising the very foundations of the French luxury industry with oversupply and flawed produce. Terrorism.
Screw the environment. Burn the bags. Stay ahead of the Chinese.
Geopolitics. Serious shit, via Hermès.