Hermès Catwalk Fashion Show Paris FW2011
After big names like Jean Paul Gaultier and Martin Margiela, Hermès chose a less more well known designer to create their womenswear-collections. But not a less talented one! Christophe Lemaire (45) has been in the business for ten years, building his own brand and helping to give sportswear-related brand Lacoste a more fashionable face.
His first collection for Hermès was a mix between comfortable yet dressy sportswear and the loose layers we know from the late seventies. Chunky knits, tweeds, leather pants (sometimes with boots attached to it), straight T-shaped leather tops and beautiful coats and deux-pieces in a patchwork of the famous Hermès-shawls. The tunics and and djellaba-inspired dresses gave it a slightly eastern touch. Colors ranged from off-white to black, mustard, petrol and orange.
Different from what we’re used to see from Gaultier, but still luxurious and elegant in a quiet way.