Hermès, epitomizes the very essence of luxury design. For those fortunate enough to be invited, and many who aspire to be, the brand offers an experience that’s nothing short of magical. This show took us to a place in the future of springtime, models walking a labyrinthine runway, meandering through a lush carpet of wildflowers. Notably, these blooms will later find a new home, embodying the brand’s commitment to sustainability. The ambiance was heightened with nature’s soundtrack—birds serenading and the enchanting tune of a flute.
Under the creative helm of Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, the collection showcased a dreamy blend of meticulousness and restraint. It bore witness to what Hermès dubs as ‘savoir faire.’ While this French phrase directly translates to “know-how,” in the luxury realm, it more so embodies the pinnacle of craftsmanship—especially when leather is in the mix.
From structured jackets and crisp skirts to high-waisted shorts and unique cut-out shirts, leather’s versatility was in the limelight. Though the color palette echoed fall—with its rich browns, deep blacks, and regal burgundies—the pieces felt undeniably spring-like. A lot of the designs hinted at modern-day urban elegance, almost like they were meant for women who preferred a park over a conference room during lunch hours. But then, a fresh wave of playful vitality came forth. Think mini dresses that reminded one of aprons, ribbed knit tops, and chic racer-back halters. The suits and trench coats? They seemed to sway with the wind. Elements like geometric eyelets, intricate herringbones, and ornate jacquard knitting graced the collection, while footwear and oversized totes adorned with wildflowers emphasized relaxed sophistication. Indeed, a walk with Hermès is always a mesmerizing journey.
Of course, no discourse on Hermès would be complete without touching upon its iconic bags.
The Hermès Kelly Elan, an elegant fusion of tradition and modernity, was a sight to behold. The Arçon bag echoed the brand’s equestrian roots with its structured design, while the Fonsebelle Chaine Re-edition seemed like a nod to the brand’s rich archival designs. The Plume Mini? A testament to the saying that the best things come in small packages. Compact yet making a significant impact, it’s a bag that many will covet.