Hermès Does Cozy Sophistication and Gleaming Pleats for Fall/Winter 2023
Quietly sitting atop the ready-to-wear department of one of the world’s most successful fashion houses, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski doesn’t need gimmicks or viral social media moments. From her first day at Hermès until now, she has churned out a discrete bourgeoise style that interpolates chicness into every thread and button.
At Hermès Fall/Winter 2023, Vanhee-Cybulski built her beautiful, perfectly-measured collection on one of the best autumnal color palettes in recent memory. There were muted and shimmering crimsons, dark chocolates, warm caramels, mustards, black, and greige shades that came in cocooning layers and streamlined silhouettes. It was cozy but so sophisticated.
Her inspiration point arrived from nature and the “flowing suppleness of locks of hair”. This was supported first in the knotted details that resembled gnarled branches spreading across knitwear and the sensual movement of fabrics that recalled the swing and sway of a perfectly cut bob.
It was cozy but so sophisticated.
Predominantly in head-to-toe monochrome, the Hermès army of well-heeled women was outfitted in ensemble-matching knee-high suede boots and bucket bags. They donned minimalist baseball caps as a casual finishing touch. They wore beautiful shearling-trimmed leather coats, downy parkas, and wooly scarves. Perfection. An array of gleaming pleated dresses rounded out the collection, recalling the classic Fortuny ‘Delphos’ gown. Hardly groundbreaking, but totally divine.