Hermès’s latest offering at Paris Fashion Week saw the luxury leather label push the current spring/summer sport-luxe trend into another dimension, with lavish results. The sporting influence was clearly evident on the runway, which was no surprise considering the Hermès head designer is none other than Christophe Lemaire, previously head of design at sport label Lacoste.
Lemaire’s autumn/winter collection for Hermès sees tailoring take on a masculine, sporty edge with box-cut jackets and casual slouch trousers tucked into boots, while touches of feminine draping on dresses, wrap skirts and kimono tops offer a softer, chicer take on the sport look.
The colour scheme further reinforces the powerfully androgynous nature of the collection, with deep petrol tones, soft navy, charcoal, deep black, forest green and bronze. Statement colours are found in the more fluid and feminine eveningwear collections, which feature burnt orange, red and a selection of floral patterns that add a softer feel to some of the oversized coats. The underlying sporting theme is evident throughout this collection’s bold designs; the house of Hermès has taken a casual trend and made it luxurious.