Hermès Fall 2019 - Runway Review
March 3, 2019
A star detail leitmotif permeated much of the fall Hermès collection, a twinkling nod to a lineup that honored the brand's house codes while injecting touches of flourish and a rebellious spirit. In a venue with wood-paneled walls and starry lights, Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski noted the collection in poetic verse: "The late afternoon light has given away to a constellation in the sky... the air is electric."
It all started prettily enough: a black suede skirt suit with geometric contrast stitching opened the show, beautifully embroidered with a constellation of studs in different sizes and shapes. Leather permeated much of the collection -- no surprise, really -- in both bold and subtle ways; the former in a chic belted green coat with oversize patch pockets, the latter used as edging on wool coats or modernized with zippers.
As a brand synonymous with the epitome of luxury, the attitude was one of sumptuous chic -- and, at times, sexy even. The high-waisted shorts were downright cool, as were the thigh-high suede boots. Scarf-print silk blouses featured lovely pairings of rust tones in the brand's signature orange (also stylishly appearing on the lining of a double-face cocoon coat).