Hermès' leather-working heritage takes center stage.
While thousands of users crow on social media about their attempts to buy very exclusive Hermès bags, the women who regularly invest in the luxury house’s ready-to-wear never shout, they only whisper. Lately, the polished Hermès woman has been getting a little younger, a little fresher, thanks to an overall lightening up of Creative Director Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski’s discretely bourgeois aesthetic. At Hermès Spring/Summer 2024, the house establishes a new uniform for the cool girl – one that is insouciant, sexy, and polished.
Amid a landscape of wild underbrush, the collection opened with a variety of rich garnet red leathers, micro-gingham print dresses and skirts ringed with leather trim, and slim ribbed knit tank dresses. Soft leathers were given even more moldability with the help of laser-cut perforations in a variety of patterns. The uniform we spoke of was repeated often: a halter-neck bralette worn with either slim leather pencil skirts, oversized blazers, or long gilets and suit trousers. Outerwear was sumptuous and sleekly tailored. The palette ranged from ruby red and chocolate to dove grey and khaki.
What is so surprising is that every single look — no matter how glossy and sophisticated — was paired with the same pair of simple Greek sandals. Bags were also simple, but always the star of the outfit. There were bucket bags spilling over with wildflowers, slick briefcase totes, and basket bags featuring both leather and raffia textures. The pastoral setting and youthful beauty of the collection affirmed Vanhée-Cybulski’s unshakable vision for Hermès, one that takes some of the most prized and coveted fashion items in the world and presents them with real-world practicality in mind.
At Hermès Spring/Summer 2024, the HOUSE establishes a new uniform for the COOL girl – one that is insouciant, sexy, and polished.