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Hermès homme été 2015

by habituallychic

06 . 29 . 14
I had the great pleasure of attending my first fashion show in Paris Saturday night and I couldn’t have started off with a better one than Hermès. If it hadn’t been raining, the Hermès homme été 2015 show would have taken place in the jardin of le Cloitre des Cordeliers and looked like the sketch above.  Since we haven’t had rain in Paris for two weeks, we can’t really complain but it did necessitate the rearrangement of the runway to under the covered walkway. Unlike shows in New York, they serve champagne and smoke at fashion shows in Paris, although there is the same general amount of pushing afterward. It was great to see people I know and even better to see the magic that is Hermès up close. 
The run of show notes were luckily written in French and English and describe this summer collection as “A manifesto of prints. Solar, cavalier charm. Supple elegance.” The colors or couleurs sound more interesting and exotic in French, blanc, calcaire (limestone), sable, chanvre (hemp), noir, eucalyptus, cumin, ardoise (slate), and potiron (pumpkin). 
While Hermès is know for pattern in relation to it’s signature scarves, it’s not as well known for pattern in its clothing, especially for men. Menswear designer Véronique Nichanian decided that men are ready for both print and color on the runway. Details included jackets made from spinnaker canvas and even crocodile, sweaters were linen and cotton, shorts and pants were printed cotton voile, and shoes were canvas slip on sneakers or chic leather sandals. 

The collection was very casual yet because it’s Hermès, it still retained the elegance we come to know and expect from them. They are also not as stodgy as we sometimes think either.  I loved the drawings by Damien Florebert Cuypers that they posted on Instagram before the show. I thought it would be fun to mix them with the runway shots for a perfect pairing. 
Merci beaucoup Hermès !

Potiron = pumpkin

A bet a lot of fashion editors wished they could have this poncho early to brave the Paris rain this the last few days, 

This slate blue color is becoming one of my favorites in Paris.  It’s also the color of the lingerie i just bought too. 

Hermès has me rethinking my attitude about mandals. 

Hermès menswear designer Véronique Nichanian in sketch…

…and in real life. 

After the final of the Hermès show, I looked back to see the models walking through the jardin with orange umbrellas.  Parfait
Runway images from Style.com, drawings from Hermès Instagram, and last photo by me. 

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  1. She Wore It Well June 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    lucky you!!

  2. Karena Albert June 29, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    An amazing men’s casual collection from Hermes, I truly love it all!The sketches are a wonderful touch!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

  3. Willow's Quiet Corner June 29, 2014 | 3:52 pm

    I have to admit that while I found this collection very interesting, my attention was caught in nearly every photo by the pair of blue/green glittery, what appears to be sneakers! Can’t help but wonder who wore them and what they are like! What a lovely time you must be having!

  4. Lily L-M June 29, 2014 | 5:11 pm

    Delicious!!

    x Lily
    whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com

  5. Nancy {at} powellbrower at home June 30, 2014 | 3:11 pm

    That is so cool- what a treat to experience. Gorgeous men’s line and models!! Xo Nancy

  6. pve design June 30, 2014 | 5:52 pm

    I wish I were a French fly on your shoulder! Love those sketches!
    PvE

  7. Mrs. Shockley July 1, 2014 | 12:48 am

    Oh my word, this was fantastic! I love the men’s clothes! So chic and sophisticated. Everything looks so comfortable. Well done Hermes! Beautiful post Heather!

  8. simplequietmodern.com July 1, 2014 | 8:52 am

    Elegant …refreshing….modern, right up my simplequietmodern aesthetic. Great post.