Big desert adventures were the vision behind Hermes’ new collection with hyper functional details, liquid leathers, woven suede and sunrise shades luring us back to nature
Self-effacing creative director, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski has made the fusion of functionality and beauty her grand mission at Hermes since joining the maison from Celine in 2014. In her hands, the fancies and frivolities of luxury are eschewed in favour of fashioning garments that the wearer can claim as her own, that help describe her space in the world.
And what a world. Vanhee-Cybulski’s woman is no boring Jane. She might be heading out for a rave in the desert, or an expedition to untrammelled lands to explore the shimmering landscapes. But what has this new school nomad packed in her case? Our pick would be the zipped sand leather boilersuit, a knitted leather trimmed suede sheath, the H cut out swimsuit and the roll in a ball techno fabric shorts and raincoat (with a breathable mesh lining). The toggle fastening woven leather blouson and skirt might best be reserved for a dinner back in town.
Leather Midi Dress
Arcon Shoulder Bag
"In her hands, the fancies and frivolities of luxury are eschewed in favour of fashioning garments that the wearer can claim as her own, that help describe her space in the world."
Hailing from the North of France, and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Antwerp; Vanhee-Cybulski brings a cool avant-gardism to Hermes and a mastery of all those details that make the difference like buttonholes, shoulder lines and how a pocket behaves. She appreciates that when women buy Hermes they make a pact and tend to have those pieces in their lives for a long time. Sometime soon that crescent moon bag in tan leather, is worth weighing up.