Hermès homme été 2015
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!