October 20, 2015
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of Hermes
Paris, France – Nadège Vanhèe-Cybulski, the designer behind the luxury fashion house Hermes, presented a strong collection for Spring/Summer 2016 that exploits the house’s codes.
“Unconstrained elegance, reformation of classics, a sports spirit and a strong femininity” are the slogan behind this new turn in Hermes’s history. It starts with simple, ink-colored and perfectly tailored silhouettes. It moves on to include the leading motifs during the rest of the show. Leather meets silk, prints vs. solids, vivid colors paired with safe basics. The collection has separate leading segments, with the shapes and tailoring staying the same.
Pure luxury in it’s best elegant form is what we have on our hands. One can find men’s jackets, coats, pants — both slim or flared trousers — jumpsuits, cropped tops, long vests, pleated skirts and structured knitwear. Dresses come in all lengths with more bold in leather or subtle in fluid silks. The garments create the signature Hermes H-line or the tapered A-line.
There is a usage of graphic color blocks, checks and Hermès Ex-Libris scarf prints. At this point the colors change to showcase ink black, ivory, taupe, red, royal-blue, toffi, mustard and of course the brand’s signature orange.
Hermes’s historic luxury foundation was built upon its accessories. This time we can find bold, substantial bangles, belts and chokers, with decorative amethyst pendants. Off course we must mention the chic shoes and bags. The other eye-candy include ankle strap pumps, mules ,sporty sneakers and the most chic long-line shoulder bags. Just to die for.
It’s a big change in the power house, a bold move, yet still staying true to the elegant heritage.