Paris Fashion Week Men’s has seen the weird and the wonderful over the past five days. From bold neon, avant garde silhouettes and inventive accessories, it was French fashion house Hermès that proved timeless luxury will always reign strong. Following up from Spring/Summer 2019 which saw the brand try its hand at an urban twist, the latest line is a modern appropriation of classic tailoring.
Providing an appropriate background for FW19, the Hermès runway was set behind the the Mobilier National – responsible for the storage and administration of the French Republic’s collection of furniture and objects – and with it, Artistic Director Véronique Nichanian brought an artisan update to the new season collection. Sticking to a palette of seasonal blues, brown, orange and red, the brand showcased classic tailoring infused with vintage pinstripes, full-leather silhouettes and subtle colour contrasts.
Classic however, does not necessarily mean boring. Along with the pairing of forward-thinking leather goods, the collection combined pieces with geometric patterns amongst its outerwear, shirting and lightweight knitwear. Look closely, and the Parisian brand has paid homage to China (and potentially its loyal consumers) with the addition of a silver dragon pendant necklace, paired with many of the looks and the motif also found on bags.
View the entire Fall/Winter 2019 collection below.