Hermès captures the sheer delight of summer with new menswear collection

Hermès’ diaphanous menswear for S/S 2024 is Véronique Nichanian’s ode to sultry summer days

Above, jacket, £2,600; shirt, £2,100; top, £580, all by Hermès. Discover the S/S 2024 menswear collection at hermes.com
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Hot and heady summer days inspire Véronique Nichanian’s latest collection of Hermès menswear, which was infused with a mood of languid sensuality, as if her man for the season was traipsing back home after a day spent sun soaking on the beach. Indeed, the collection’s gossamer layers – gauzy tailoring, sheer checkered shirting and scoop-neck vest tops – almost appeared misted from ocean spray when she first presented the collection on a fittingly sweltering Paris day last June in the light-filled atrium of the 1939-built Palais d'Iéna during Paris Fashion Week Men’s S/S 2024.

Sheer delight: Hermès S/S 2024 menswear

Hermès runway show

(Image credit: Courtesy of Hermès)

The S/S 2024 collection encapsulates the mood of lightness that runs through Nichanian’s collections for the house, her design philosophy centring on a desire to make clothes that are as much a pleasure to wear as they are to look at. The French designer – who has been at Hermès for over three decades – described this season’s offering as ‘soft and sweet as a summer breeze’, making for a seductive array of diaphanous layers which will provide solace on even the warmest of summer days.

Alongside is an equally seductive array of accessories – from roomy beach bags adorned with colourful silk scarf-style prints or in wide grids of knotted cord, to fishermen’s sandals made for clambering over rock pools and coves.

A version of this article appears in the May 2024 Milan Preview Issue of Wallpaper*, available in print, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to subscribers of Apple News +. Subscribe to Wallpaper* today.

Discover Hermès’ S/S 2024 menswear collection at hermes.com

Fashion by Kris Bergfeldt.

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Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*, joining the team in 2022. Having previously been the digital features editor at AnOther and digital editor at 10 and 10 Men magazines, he has also contributed to titles including i-D, Dazed, 10 Magazine, Mr Porter’s The Journal and more, while also featuring in Dazed: 32 Years Confused: The Covers, published by Rizzoli. He is particularly interested in the moments when fashion intersects with other creative disciplines – notably art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and reporting from international fashion weeks. Across his career, he has interviewed the fashion industry’s leading figures, including Rick Owens, Pieter Mulier, Jonathan Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner, Christian Lacroix, Kate Moss and Manolo Blahnik.

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