Text by Cristian Burbano
“This collection expresses a heartfelt desire for oxymorons and sophistication, contrasting materials, and superimposed elements tumbling after each other.” And with that, Véronique Nichanian presented her 2022 dandy: a man who not only curates his wardrobe, but has the ability to craft it, too.
Inside Paris’ historic Mobilier National bui
Colours were subdued – bronze, brown and charcoal mixed with bold accents of green, yellow and orange as a nod to the famous Hermès gift boxes. Rich textural interplay contrasted feels and finishes: outerwear was built in crisp technical canvas with lush lambskin lining, quilted blousons rendered in printed silkscreen with embossed rubberised lambskin, and wool jacquard twin-sets were developed with an oxidised effect that produced an exquisite look. Chelsea boots were mirrored and gunmetal leather riding boots added a little kink.
With Hermès, the detail is paramount, behind every tailored blazer is a satin insert, and zipped oversized shirts are fitted with a secret pocket. Hermès’ iconic scarves were used as informal cravats on several looks, paired alongside the house’s new Haut à courroies Rock bags – a masculine take on the iconic Birkin.
GALLERYCatwalk images from Hermes FALL-WINTER-22