Hermès A/W 2017

Hermès A/W 2017

Mood board: Creative director Nadége Vanhee-Cybulski was focused on designing clothes that bring pleasure to the wearer, a concept that may seem simple, but it is in-fact complex and multifaceted. Pleasure came in Vanhee-Cybulski’s sublime blend of Hermès’ heritage, colour and luxurious fabrication. Across a collection that ranged from neutral shades of navy and camel, to more colourful flourishes of raspberry, turquoise and red, Vanhee-Cybulski reimagined vintage Hermès scarf prints in fluid dresses and blouses with ruched collars, and looked to the leather aprons of Hermès artisans for dungaree-style dresses. Shearling jackets were updated in colourful patchwork shades, Vanhee-Cybulski’s modern aesthetic emphasised with stompy knee-high boots which laced up the leg.

Best in show: Alongside vintage prints, featuring gilded keys and tassels, Vanhee-Cybulski imagined more hand-drawn artful designs, like green and pink paisley prints on light dresses, that looked like they had been crafted using pen and ink, and prints on wide sleeve and ruffled shirts that resembled floating hands, crafted with Matisse-style cut-outs of paper.

Finishing touches: Adding to the more subversive aesthetic lent by Vanhee-Cybulski’s lace-up boots, models sported leather chokers with metal hardware details that resembled horse-bits, and emphasised the equestrian heritage of the house in a modern way.

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