Hermès A/W 2016

Hermès A/W 2016

Mood board: Refined taste, super quality and a sensational subtly collided to great effect on the Hermès runway where creative director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski made less look like a whole lot more. Her silhouettes were repetitive but rigorously chic: wide-legged cropped trousers, or finely pleated skirts with boxy coats or cropped jackets, while a palette of navy, butter cream and Bordeaux gave luxurious leathers, suedes and thick knits a beautifully pared down canvas from which to pop.

Best in show: The entire collection was a winner, but the opening looks in creamy butterscotch, where finely embroidered stitching created quilted effects on super stuff coats, pants and pleated dresses, were truly superb.

Finishing touches: Hermès’ famous handbags were circle shaped, lopped in half, cut from crocodile and closed together with stone clasps. The models also wore stiff leather boots with rugged soles and near-wedge heels.

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