Lemaire proves himself capable of taking exotic inspiration in a fresh new direction – his sophisticated interpretation of “tropical” used a muted palette of jewel tones to convey the mood. The clothing was chic but pragmatic, like something a jetsetter would pack for a fortnight in Marrakech. Spring/Summer 2014 outerwear provided options for unpredictable weather with one particular emerald green leather trench stealing the spotlight for a moment. Lengths were modest and womanly – a design choice which looked absolutely inspired after Fashion Month’s parade of mini dresses and thigh-skimming hemlines. Lemaire worked with rich, supple fabrics to add agility to the presentation, while brightly-colored tulip, paisley, and carousel prints added lightness to the apparel. Handsome suits in relaxed fits stepped lightly into languid luxe territory, while monochrome tunics, reptile skin culottes, and midi-length dresses were commercial standouts but nonetheless compelling. Never heavy-handed and with a balanced sense of proportions and color, Hermès dazzles with one of Spring/Summer 2014’s most wearable collections.
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