HERMES Preowned 2000's Hapi III Bracelet
Hermès 2000's Preowned Hapi 3 Bracelet
- Calfskin with gold-plated hardware
- In mint condition
- Comes with original box
- Made in France
- Wrist size from 15.5 to 17 cm | Leather width: 0.7 cm
The story behind the design
Some of Hermès bracelets unknowingly have a great story behind them. Contrary to appearances, Hapi is actually a code. "Hapi" are the first letters of the name and surname of its creator: the well-known French designer Pierre Hardy. This buckle, originally intended for jewellery accessories, now adorns hats, gloves, and shoes.
For three decades, French shoe designer Pierre Hardy has exerted his influence on the world of fashion through his own label and tenures at luxury houses including Dior and Hermès.
Educated at the École Normale Supérieure in Cachan, France, Hardy graduated with a teaching degree in plastic arts. After his studies, he joined a professional dance company, before taking up a position assisting a shoe designer. In 1987, he secured a design position at Christian Dior, where he worked until 1990.
After his tenure at Dior, Hardy was appointed creative director for the women’s and men’s shoe collections at Hermès. He is responsible for many iconic designs such as the Oran sandal. In 2001, he took on the additional role of creative director of fine jewellery at Hermès where he created continuity amongst the brands pieces.