Hermès Spring 2020 - Runway Review
September 29, 2019
Having given birth to a baby girl in June, Hermès men's artistic director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski turned to the brand's core roots for a stellar Spring 2020 collection. Her inspiration? The deceptively simple aprons worn by the craftsmen and women at the company's headquarters in Pantin, France, and its saddlery tradition. The results were a confident and modern script on personalized minimalism at its finest.
The apron structure provided the designer with a solid basis for reimagining silhouettes that harkened back to idyllic silhouettes a la tunics worn over pants and tailored tops boasting twisted cross-straps curved in back. Trouser suits complemented by slim coats and structured crossbody bags were the sort of investment dressing that Hermès is no stranger to. Several coats and dresses featured a geometric grid, forming small gaps in a chainlink-style fashion. So finely cut and caressed, the buttery smooth leather is almost indistinguishable from the finest silk.