Leather, essentially a bovine’s bum, has come a far ways on the catwalk. And none farther than when its in the hands and house of Hermès.
“Pure French chic” is how French Vanity Fair‘s Virginie Mouzat described the label’s latest collection, designed by the relatively new Christophe Lemaire (his entry to the label was exactly two years ago). Set in the library of the Lycée Henri IV, the show was a smart collection of pieces fit for a governess: thigh-covering midis, oversized mannish tops, and the “I-just-tossed-these-together” drapes. Fabrics were equally rich, in cashmeres, tweeds, wools, to complement the label’s slick leather, and came in delicious colors of aubergine, bordeaux, chocolate, and tobacco. Definitely pieces for the chic, the woman confident in her own skin, and basically, the one who wants to stay cozy this Fall/Winter.