Mood board: For the first half of her spring collection for Hermès, which was the strongest, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski took on the carpenter's world, cutting handy man style wide leg pants and boxy shirt dresses from a compact thread cotton drill. Though the fabric was as stiff as rigid denim, Vanhee-Cybulski used a lovely palette of powder, pink and apricot tones setting the clothes alight in the color of a sunset.

Best in show: The cotton drill segment was by far the show's best quotient – we loved the sturdy trenchcoats, work jackets with smocked waists, and the zipped polo dresses.

Finishing touches: For all of Hermès’ handbag expertise, the eyes went to the neck and feet with this collection that featured metal chain necklaces and perforated white leather sling backs with hollow metal heels.