The new creative director for Hermès offers a nod to the house’s rich heritage with leathers and an equestrian aesthetic.
PFW: Hermes AW15
Inspired by Hermès’ rich heritage new Creative Director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski (try saying that three times!) has produced some familiar equestrian looks to ease in to fashion house. The black leather looks included loose fitting dungarees, leather jackets and coats adorned with buckles fit for a stallion. Quilted under layers and cigarette trousers make for a very sophisticated night time ride with matte finishes, and patchwork leather pieces.
You couldn’t second guess what the predominant colour of the collection was, for AW15 the Hermès girls were bold and bright in their red coats, blouses, dresses, velvet suits, quilted bolero jacket and oversized raincoats… It wasn’t excessive, it was red perfection. Rolling out in bold and muted, dull and fantastically bright. Soft and silky, to rigid structure.
Tens of Textures
You can’t escape the landmark textures that were all over the AW15 collection, with blue furs, knitted yellow dresses, slick waterproof coats, silky prints and woollen capes with red stripes. Sex things up in crimson silk or play it down for winter style ready for the streets of Paris in thick knits.
Words: Elli Weir