Exploration, travel, adventure: the lowdown on Herno’s S/S 2023 collection

A closer look at Herno’s latest collection, which riffs on the brand’s heritage with a new fashion-focused lens

A table scattered with printed out Herno looks
Herno S/S 2023, as seen in the April 2023 issue of Wallpaper*
(Image credit: Photography by Neil Godwin at Future Studios for Wallpaper*)

Exploration, travel, an adventurous outlook – Herno’s S/S 2023 collection captures the spirit of the season with streetwear-infused pieces crafted with the historic Italian brand’s extensive fabric know-how (Herno began in the late 1940s with raincoats created from innovative coated cotton, pioneered by founders Giuseppe Marenzi and his wife Alessandra Diana; see our Herno factory tour). 

Herno calls the mood one of ‘urban safari’, a fashion-conscious spin on archival pieces – whether poncho-like rain jackets, technical parkas or gilets – here reimagined in vivid patterns and prints, alongside glossy new fabrications. ‘Materials, prints, workmanship and fits are inspired by history but reemerge elaborated in an unpredictable manner,’ says the brand. 

Divided into three sections – Core (‘the centre and the essence’), Luxury (a focus on the pinnacle of Herno’s fabric innovations and workmanship) and Fashion (an unexpected take on tradition) – the collection marks a loosening up of Herno’s codes towards an easy proposition for a comprehensive everyday wardrobe. 

The brand calls this ‘total look’ dressing; rather than just the Herno overcoats and parkas for which they are known, pieces span gently oversized tailoring, wool shirts, and trousers with roomy, sportswear-inspired silhouettes. ‘Herno’-emblazoned T-shirts and an expansive use of the classic monogram – including across various pairs of soft leather sneakers – complete the offering, representing a refreshed outlook for the brand as it enters its eighth decade in business.

A version of this story appears in the April 2023 Global Interiors issue of Wallpaper*, available now in print, on the Wallpaper* app on Apple iOS, and to subscribers of Apple News +. Subscribe to Wallpaper* today


Fashion Features Editor

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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