Hermès Fall 2020 - Runway Review
March 1, 2020
Coupling Hermès house codes with a reinvigorating youthful spirit, creative director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski has a knack for taking what's time-tested and turning it on its head. For fall, she turned to the brand's native material -- leather -- and made it fun and fresh. Against a backdrop of color-blocked poles in shades of red, green, navy and yellow, the show opened in a similar festive palette: white dresses, pants and coats featured the same primary combination rendered in linear color blocking. From there, the pieces continued to add cheer as bright colored tops were paired with nearly every look. Transitioning to more neutral dressing mid-way, Vanhee-Cybulski delivered an elevated and luxurious take on modern sportswear, pairing the soft palette with strong colors (from caramels to blacks) throughout. With contrasting brown stripes and pops of cobalt blue used throughout, the separates looked sophisticated. Professional women of stature will appreciate the button-downs, pleated skirts, structured trousers and sharp blazers.