Hermes, purveyor of ultra-expensive Birkin bags and silk scarves, applies the same rigor to craft with its accessories as it does with its ready-to-wear. Under the watchful eye of Nadege Vanhee-Cybulski, the French brand has put out clothes that ooze luxury without trying too hard — not a logo or branding element in sight. It's not exactly fashion with a capital F, but rather clothes with a timeless, luxurious appeal that cater to women of all ages. In the vein of The Row and Loewe, Vanhee-Cybulski's Hermes occupies a space in fashion that fills a void left my Phoebe Philo's Celine — understated, high quality clothes with a strong sense of conviction and purpose. Here's everything you need to know about the Spring 2020 collection.
A noticeably stronger utilitarian mood prevailed this season, with cargo pockets and hardware seen on leather and suede utility jackets.
Even casual tank tops and sporty shorts have an elevated point of view, with oversize hobo bags also getting the Hermes treatment.
Tunics in various fabrications were paired with flowy pants, making this silhouette one of the more understated yet striking looks in the collection.
Panels of leather were cut and arranged in patchwork collage patterns for an elevated take on crafty design.
Trouser suits and coats were lightweight and fluid, and recall the minimalist tailoring of the '90s thanks to its monochromatic palette and simple lines.