Hermès’s new line, Petit H, begins in a French workshop filled with odd bits of hardware, remnant silk swatches, and slightly flawed porcelain—excess materials given a second youth by the whimsy of house artisans. A discarded scarf becomes a pleated Collier d’Air necklace; scraps of Taurillon bull calfskin leather are stitched to make a panda (left). On November 2, some 2,000 Petit H creations will debut at Hermès’s New York Madison Avenue flagship ($40 to $100,000; select items also available online).

Photo: courtesy of Hermes