The collection, revealed at Garde Républicaine in Paris on September 30th, is a celebration of femininity, light, and perfectly suited for embracing the upcoming spring/summer season next year.
Crafted by the brand’s Artistic Director, Nadège Vanhée, this collection establishes a soft and sweet dialogue between nature and woman, between landscapes and fashion. Sensual and contemporary silhouettes interact with cornfields, concealing and revealing, accentuating the body’s contours, and seeming to dance without frenzy or haste. Nature is light, free, welcoming, and resilient, and these qualities are echoed in Hermès’ new ready-to-wear collection, which proposes them in an almost liberating attitude.
Designed to protect, not to conceal; to envelop, never to hinder; to facilitate movement, like a second skin. They trace along the shoulders and slim the waist, uncovering the skin without exposing: a shoulder, a hint of shoulder blade, a neckline… And then there’s the entire dialogue between fabrics and shades, between curves and colors, seen in bold and unexpected combinations that challenge codes and appearances — a pea green equestrian coat over a ribbed silk miniskirt; a rouge cashmere and draped silk coat over a sporty rooted bodysuit, a fluid apron-style coat and washed silk denim pants, or a wraparound skirt with trouser accents and a short-sleeved bolero-style gilet in blue-black that reframes the suit. It’s a gentle dance, a back-and-forth of light fabrics, breezes, materials, leaves. A collection that we here at the editorial office welcome with special delight.
By: Isabel Figueiredo