Christophe Lemaire’s Hermes 2011 Fall Collection

By Butterboom Writers  /  September 5, 2011

A new head designer shows us the essence of what Hermes does best.

The new fall collection from Hermes represents a return to the essence of the brand. Those made nervous by the surprise appointment of Lacoste’s Christophe Lemaire to Hermes’ top job will be reassured by his first collection.

Using a palette of winter whites, ivory and muted tones highlighted with audacious splashes of colour like red orange and jade, he has created a collection that is at once classic and new. Inspiration for the line comes from a wide range of sources, including from indigenous nomads to Victorian street urchins and aristocratic athletics.

The collection is wanderlust, understated elegance and focuses on the ease-of-movement of the seasoned luxury traveller. The collection is also imbued with an undeniable orientalism from the colour choices to the simple elegance of single closured outerwear and obi-like belts.

We love the use of soft supple materials like shorn mink, Tuscan lambskin, cashmere and silk. Imagine ample sleeves, flowing silk tunics, and luxuriant outerwear all contrasted with simple form-fitting pants. We also love the understated and indulgent footwear, especially the trend-setting boot-pants.

Lemaire’s new offering is undeniably aristocratic, referencing niche athletic pursuits like archery and falconry. This is a collection that recalls the eras gone by of the single woman adventurer of means.

Items We Love

  • Hooded Dress in hazelnut velvet shorn plucked mink (HK$394,200)
  • Blouson with hood in reddish brown water repellent light cotton (HK$26,900)
  • Chestnut cow skin boots-pants (HK$33,000)
  • Double-breasted tunic dress in liquorice silk twill (HK$20,200 )

Where to Buy

  • The Galleria Boutique, G06-09, The Galleria, 9 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

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