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Here Comes the Sun

Paris…Hermès

Like a comforting ray of sunshine breaking through the dark, rainy clouds of Paris fashion week,  the F/W 091/10 Hermès collection did not depart too far from what it represents each season, the ultimate luxury for a classic customer. The head designer,Véronique Nichanian, has continued to do a good job at pulling in a younger customer interested in an assortment of classic and modern basics. The usual foundation of charcoal and navy suits, knits and pants was still present, but Nichanian chose to liven up the runway with optimistic and bold pops of sunshine yellow and tomato red. The pop colors, always paired back with a neutral grey, were on all the more “forward” items (as fashion forward as Hermès can be at least), including a free-flowing technical raincoat, a color-tipped cardigan, a draped sweater and trousers with a clean fit. The red also showed up on an awe inspiring leather jacket with sherpa lining that created notions of a contemporary James Dean.

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